Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 13 December 2018
From Stacy Trewin


The entire proposal that is being submitted by Ashfield Land is appalling. It not only will destroy the area that I have lived in for most of my life, but will vastly deteriorate the natural beauty that our village and the surrounding villages currently enjoy.

With this in mind, I Strongly Object to the development that is proposed and wish to lodge my reasons below:

A) The increased levels of pollution from the vast increase in road traffic vehicles will be unbearable

B) The noise that the development will produce over a 24 hour period 7 days per week will have a profound effect upon our lives and to all people living within the affected areas.

C) DIRFT is literally a few miles up the road, located on a distinctly quieter junction/link to join the M1 than J15. This site has the potential to be increased dramatically and contains all of this activity to one area. The links for both road and rail lines is ideal here (the West Coast Mainline and Northampton Loop) are by far more suitable than what is proposed here.

D) Developments of this size and magnitude will literally destroy the character and appeal of the surrounding villages. It is wholly unacceptable to consider that is is justifiable and ethically correct. This area is not an industrial estate and should not be turned into one purely to satisfy the financial desires of land owners who do not live in this area and see this purely as a financial transaction as opposed to trying to develop the site in the name of reducing highway freight demand.

With all of this in mind, I Strongly disagree and oppose the development that is being proposed!


Stacy Trewin