Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 10 December 2018
From Ian Harley

Representation

I strongly object to the Ashfield proposal. As a Milton Malsor resident I am shocked and concerned about such proposed development for a Rail Freight which will result in irreparable damage to centuries-old landscape and environment.
The traffic will be horrific,will increase air pollution and, furthermore, it is my understanding that the local authorities are not supporting such scheme.
The damage to scenery and way of life would be very significant and I cannot understand the reason why the Daventry Dirft cannot be expanded .
The loss of farmland would deprive the area of locally-produced food thus increasing the need to import from abroad or from faraway.
Ancient routes and footpaths will be destroyed for ever and, once gone, cannot certainly be replaced.
I understand the need for such developments but, surely, existing structures like the one in Daventry, can supply the solution.
I appeal to your common sense .