Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 10 December 2018
From Hywel Davies

Representation

I do not consider the addition of a further Road/Rail organisation as it is very clear that DERF is operating and has two further elements for which they have planning permission.
Siting such another such organisation in countryside shall be a blight on the countryside and even worse people having to have hundred of trucks per day passing there door.
Given that the railway itself cannot cope with all of the freight that is proposed I consider that less than 10% of all freight would be on the railway and the remainder by road.
Traffic on the A43 is heavy at all times as it links the M40 to the M1 and an addition of 12000 approx. trucks on this highway shall create huge backlogs.
The rural area shall be spoilt. It is not, in my mind, required as DERF which is only a few miles away could carry all of this traffic.