Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 11 December 2018
From Amanda O'Brien

Representation

I write to OBJECT to the application by Ashfield Land to construct a Rail Freight terminal between the villages of Milton Malsor and Blisworth, South Northamptonshire.
I was brought up & married in Milton Malsor and my parents still live there. The prospect of a scenic & ancient rural landscape ruined by constant noise 24/7 with roads filled with heavy freight is a nightmare for the residents who live there. My parents have been there for over 35 years and our family home is on the edge of this proposed development.
Years of dedication to a rural and peaceful life as they approach their 80s would be ruined & would leave them in an untenable and extremely distressing situation.
Milton Malsor has become a thriving community with a well-regarded school since we moved in. People move from afar to join the village due to the caring, busy and community-based life that the residents lead. This sense of community is becoming increasingly rare in our country & the proposed development would see an end to the future of this young and thriving community as Milton Malsor would be no longer desirable.
The air pollution with NO2 and Diesel Particulates would affect the children’s health in the school and those of the villagers.
The villages of Milton Malsor & Blisworth are linked by paths & well walked by locals. The noise pollution caused by large vehicles on the local roads would destroy this and lorries would be constantly cutting through the village on narrow, winding roads at great danger to the locals. Rectory Lane is particularly dangerous & is an obvious cut through.
DIRFT is 18 miles only away up the M1 and is the largest RFI in the country, with room for, and plans for large further development. There is no need for an RFI at Northampton.
The WNJCS (West Northants Joint Core Strategy): in 2014 an inspector from the Planning Inspectorate judged that our villages should NOT be areas for industry.
This is a purely speculative application in attempt to bypass local planning by applying as a national infrastructure project
On the above grounds I register my OBJECTION.