Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 13 December 2018
From Oliver Dancer

Representation

I am absolutely horrified by the above proposals and totally opposed to them.
I have lived in the village of Gayton for nearly 4 years and enjoy living in an unspoilt rural community.
These proposals if they go ahead will cause untold and irreversible damage to many of the surrounding communities. They will wreck the lives of hundreds if not thousands of local people for many reasons.
The environmental damage will be catastrophic with huge increases in levels of noise , air and light pollution and destruction of natural habitats. No amount of landscaping by the developers will be able to hide the hideous blot on the landscape that this proposal would become and it's size is frankly staggering.
There will be an unacceptable increase in the amount of traffic particularly HGV,s and this is bound to impact on local villages and on the main roads which are already subject to frequent delays.
The Rail network I believe is also nearly at capacity so I doubt very much would cope with the addition of freight trains. I also believe that there have been no studies done by the developer as to the feasibility of the proposal on the rail network.
All of this when there is DIRFT just a few miles up the road with more capacity for the future.
I urge the Inspectorate to take into account the views of the vast majority of local residents and refuse the application.