Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 13 December 2018
From Lesley Goodship

Representation

I have lived in the village for over 25 years, moving here to live a peaceful life within a village community. The building of a SRFI will destroy both this village and Milton Malsor. There is absolutely no need for a further SRFI when the nearby DIRFT is under-utilised and now our communities are being targeted for two SRFIs. Warehouse units along the M1 remain unoccupied. HGVs cutting through the village to avoid traffic jams on the M1 and A43 will have a detrimental effect on the Listed historic buildings, mine included. The M1 is already congested at peak times, both at J15 and J15A. Traffic along the A508 is already causing congestion and there have been 3 accidents in recent weeks.There have been continuous roadworks on the M1 between Birmingham and Luton (and beyond) and this will entail further roadworks. Noise from the construction will ruin the peaceful environment and wildlife will leave the area. I strongly object to this proposal.