Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 09 December 2018
From Loredana Harley

Representation

I strongly object to the Ashfield Land/Gazely proposed Strategic Rail Freight Interchange between Milton Malsor and Blisworth.
As a Milton Malsor resident I was horrified to read about such proposal as the Ashfield development will seriously impact on the residents' quality of life, not to mention their health. The National Press has been recently highlighting the deleterious effect of air pollution ; the village population includes many elderly residents and also children, who are also much more prone to respiratory problems and other health conditions arising by diesel fumes generated by thousands of lorries.
I am also deeply concerned about the destruction of hundreds of acres of local countryside when the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal would be more suitable for such a proposal and, I believe , has capacity for expansion.
The increased traffic through a rural village would be totally unacceptable and continuous night time operations would generate high levels of light and noise pollution which would further mar the life of the residents.
The West Northants Joint Core Strategy is at odds with the Ashfields proposal.
We must not also forget the aesthetic impact that such massive development will have on the landscape and impinge on the enjoyment of the open countryside which is so vitally important to both people and wildlife.