Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 11 December 2018
From Vicki Eads


I very strongly object to the the Ashfield Land/Gazeley - Proposed Rail Central Strategic Rail Interchange proposal for reasons I give below:-

Increased air pollution - with the thousands of additional vehicle movements a day, air pollution by said vehicles will directly affect the health of residents in Milton Malsor.

Increased traffic congestion on roads in the locality due to the thousands of additional vehicle movements.

Light and noise pollution from nighttime operations.

The Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) is only a few miles from the Rail Central site and has capacity for expansion for around 10 years. There is no need for another Rail Freight terminal in the area.

In conclusion, this proposal is contrary to the West Northants Joint Core Strategy (WNJCS) and as such should not be approved.