Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 10 December 2018
From Ben Redding


I belong to [Redacted] and our community scout hut is located on the playing fields that overlook the whole of the site that Ashfield Land and Gazeley want to turn into an industrial park. My Scout Group uses the playing fields for camping and the footpaths for night-time hikes and nature walks. We would no longer be able to do these activities as the land will be taken away from us and also because of the noise and light pollution. Our leaders have told us that it would also be too dangerous to camp next to a large industrial site due to the number of unfamiliar people that would be in the area.

My family and me walk our dog on the playing fields every day and often over the fields towards Milton Malsor. If the warehouse park goes ahead we could not bear to watch the countryside being slowly destroyed over the next 10 years. It would be too painful. We would no longer be able to walk our dog over these fields and would no longer want to use the playing fields due to the destroyed views and noise.
I am also worried about the increased traffic through our village which is already very busy. The pavements are narrow and it is often quite scary when HGVs pass me on the narrow roads.