Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 14 December 2018
From Mr Russell Langridge

Representation

I am against the proposed Rail freight development between Blisworth and Milton Malsor because it is unnecessary and unsustainable. My view is supported by the fact we have a rail freight centre only 15 minutes away in Daventry so we do not need another so close. Also, the idea that another one is needed in the midlands does not follow the government’s plan to spread the rail freight centres out nationally.
We already have enough low paid jobs in Northamptonshire and not high unemployment!
In addition to this, the roads cannot be sufficiently improved to deal with the amount of congestion this development will bring. The small roads that are between the village of Blisworth and Milton Malsor cannot be developed enough to sustain the increase in traffic
The noise and light pollution will be unacceptable, in what are already extremely busy villages, and it will affect the health of many.

The development will begin the slow and painful process of the urbanisation of these beautiful villages and the characteristics of these villages and surrounding areas should be preserved.