Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 12 December 2018
From Hayley Jelley

Representation

I have lived in Milton Malsor for the past year with my husband and two children, previously living in Blisworth. The main reasons for choosing to live in this area is its a quiet village and has beautiful open countryside for us to bring up a young family.
Therefore I strongly object to the proposed Rail Central SRFI. As a family we like to go on walks and bike rides within the area and strongly oppose to the destruction of the local footpath network especially between Milton Malsor and Blisworth that would be diverted along the busy Towcester Rd, this road would not be suitable for walking or cycling with young children.
There will be a significant increase in traffic congestion on the roads in the locality due to thousands of additional vehicle movements a day, generated by the SRFI and could cause a lot of disruption.
I am very concerned about the increased air pollution this proposed development could generate with the additional vehicle movements many of them being HGV's, and the air pollution by nitric oxide and diesel particulate lorry and machinery emissions (already a national issue) will not only affect the health of residents in Milton Malsor, but would have a detrimental affect on my sons health as he suffers from [Redacted].
The Light and noise pollution from working 24 hours a day everyday would be impossible to live with.
I strongly object to this proposal as its contrary to the West Northants Joint Core strategy (WNJCS). The Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal is only a short distance away from the proposed site and planning permission has been granted for logistics space and a new railway terminal, therefore, there is no need for the proposed Rail Central SRFI to be sited on the land between Milton Malsor and Blisworth, and urge that this proposal is refused.