Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 14 December 2018
From Nick Lincoln

Representation

I strongly object to the proposals on the following grounds:

The increased air pollution in the area from all the extra road traffic.
The increase of traffic in the area of heavy goods vehicles and workers commuting from outside the area to work on the site given the low unemployment rates in Northampton, especially on already congested roads in Northampton.
The expected noise levels for the unloading and loading of freight, particularly at night.
The loss of open countryside and footpaths that i use for dog walking and which attracted me to buy in the area.
The dubious claims that this will operate as a rail freight terminal, given the poor take up of other RFI schemes and the already congested train timetables meaning there is little or no capacity for the train lines to be used for freight.