Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 14 December 2018
From Philip Westerman

Representation

It is my belief that should this development go ahead the increased heavy goods traffic using the A43 between Junction 10 of the M40 and Blisworth will cause chaos, particularly around Towcester. This in the light of attempts to improve the roundabouts at the A5 junction and the previous one at Greens Norton which still regularly back up for miles. Both need an underpass which is unlikely, attested by the previous low budget 'fixes'. Air pollution in Towcester is already in excess of acceptable levels. Add to this motorists using local villages as 'rat runs' every time there is traffic disruption nearby and the negative effect on residents lives and health is clear. With DIRFT at Rugby so well placed and so close, one can only assume that this new development will not profit the national interest but a few developers whose interest is profit.