Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 14 December 2018
From Graham Closier


I object to the Rail Central proposed Rail Freight Terminal.

As a senior manager based in the Head Office of a major chain of national Estate Agents I have real concerns about the proposed development. Our local staff spend much of their time travelling to view property and traffic congestion can result in arriving late for client appointments. The vast increase in traffic that would result from this development can only make this problem worse.

Another issue is that of being able to recruit staff for our offices in Northampton. Due to the very low rate of unemployment in the area and the high level of competition for staff we often have to transfer people from other parts of the Midlands to fill gaps at local offices. This brings extra expense to the Company and inconvenience to the staff concerned. This development will have a massive effect on the local labour market and will create a significant problem for all companies in the area.