Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 13 December 2018
From Jasper Hijink

Representation

I object to the development of RAIL CENTRAL, because:
- it ruins the country side. 'Brown land' should be re-developed for these type of sites. Farmland with footpaths and bridle ways will be ruined and eyesores of 20m+ block warehouses will be created.
- it has a large impact on the surrounding villages that currently are in the countryside, but will then be leaning against a large industrial estate
- it has will have a massiv impact on traffic (lorries) in an already overcrowded location. All roads (M1, A508, A43 and A45) already show long delays. The junctions are already hard to negotiate as it is.
- The activities will bring air, noise and light pollution to the area that will impact health
- it brings mainly low-skill employment to the area. Un-employment is already at low rates and there will be no or very limited economical benefits for the area. If anything, it will increase pressure on the housing market, if after Brexit the low-skill labour can be found in the first place.