Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 15 December 2018
From Fiona McKenzie

Representation

I object strongly to the planned Rail Central development. It has been clear from the start that the impact on local communities will be horrendous. We will lose treasured greenfield land. The visual impact of huge structures will overwhelm Blisworth and Milton Malsor. Light, air and noise pollution will have long term effects on physical and mental wellbeing, not just for us, but for the generations to come. The increase in road traffic will be enormous, and just think what will happen when the M1 is closed due to accidents - which is a frequent occurrence. In fact the Rail Central site will be at a stand still. The rail network cannot sustain the extra traffic. Not so far away warehouses are standing empty or understaffed. There is no need for huge developments on the scale proposed. Rail Central has not made a case for need - much is only speculative. I ask, and indeed pray, that sense will prevail, and that the community that I love and value as my home, will be spared the monstrosity that is Rail Central.
Fiona McKenzie