Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 12 December 2018
From Roland White

Representation

I live a few hundred yards from the railway line and with the present amount of traffic
the noise of the “ half mile long” trains is a nuisance. The pollution caused by the diesel
locomotives hauling this amount of wagons up the gradient (puffing out thick black smoke) is too much without the extra number of trains we would get if this monstrosity
is built. Road congestion is already considerable,light pollution would be a nuisance. During construction disruption caused by upgrading gas, electricity,sewage and roads would be ongoing for years with no benefit to the surrounding area.DIRFT is not yet full and this development is only a speculative venture.
With the amount of housing being built in Northampton and the extra traffic caused by this developement it would be virtually impossible to get in and out of our village
I have taken dB level readings from the noise generated by the railway, the increase is considerable at the present time. I have also measured the light levels around us which in this rural area are at present what you would expect,this developement wil cause massive light pollution.Noise from the 24/7 operation will be unbearable.If this goes ahead we will also be losing valuable food producing areas (more traffic to bring in food from abroad)
higher costs, and again more pollution. For the record I am qualified as an electrical engineer, a radio/TV engineer, an electronics engineer, a lift engineer and a technical teacher since 1964/5. For the sake of the environment and the sanity of the LOCAL population this monstrosity MUST BE STOPPED. I am also informed that since DIRFT was
built the crime in the surrounding area has INCREASED.