Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 16 December 2018
From Thomas Harries

Representation

I am concerned about the lack of local infrastructure to support such a large project. Local roads are already congested and will struggle to cope with the additional traffic this will bring, even with improvements. I am also concerned that surrounding villages such as Tiffield will see more commuters shortcutting the congestion. Our village recently saw such a problem due to local roadworks. I believe the ability to run additional freight trains has been overstated on an already busy line so worry the aims of the project won’t be met. In summary, this proposal will devastate local communities and destroy a lot of land which could otherwise be used for food production and wildlife habitat.