Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 14 December 2018
From Carol Thorn

Representation

I absolutely oppose this proposal - it would be ruinous to several communities and beautiful countryside. There is no current need for this to be sited within 15 miles of DIRFT which is still expanding, and as yet the proposer has not been able to provide sufficient evidence in my eyes that there is rail capacity, or need for this development. They suggest it will increase employment, but Northamptonshire has a low level of unemployment and many unfilled warehouse positions already - adding another 8000 would not help! There is also a large amount speculative warehousing already locally which is still lying empty, with no businesses apparently interested in utilising the space, again, adding a ridiculously large development would just add more competition for a limited market.
The extra traffic both during construction and in day to day actvities for this development would be catastrophic for our local infrastructure which is already severely affected by issues on the M1.
This appears to all intents and purposes to be purely a money grabbing scheme proposed at the cost of the lives of the communities affected