Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 15 December 2018
From Suzie Batten


We already have a significant issue with articulated vehicles coming through the historic part of our village, because they are following their sat nav directions.

The local roads are not equipped to deal with this traffic and even though road signs are in place advising Max weight restrictions, that has no effect. The proposed development will make the number of such vehicles on village roads a danger, will impact on the quality of life and damage historic buildings (ours being grade II listed).

I have lived in the area all my life and and what attracted me to stay was the country way of life. Large business is looking to concrete over large parts of our countryside and impacting some of the nicest villages in the county - many having won ‘best village’ competitions. That won’t happen in the future with this proposed development.

I don’t understand why this development is even being considered particularly as DIRFT is only 10 miles up the road. PLEASE STOP THIS DEVELOPMENT.