Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 16 December 2018
From Tessa L Roff


I strongly object to this proposal for the following reasons:

- Unacceptable noise levels at unsociable hours and within working hours
- Appearance of the development not in keeping with the environment
- Increased traffic
- Increase in local crime levels
- Highway safety in the village would be a huge issue as would speeding/parking.
- Loss of habitat for local wildlife (bats, many species of birds and many others)
- The local community facilities and roads not designed to cope with extra footfall
- Air pollution would increase
- No unemployment locally means more traffic bringing workers from other counties
- Dirft is less than 20 miles away and has room to scale up and develop further
- Railway is not equipped to take the extra rail traffic from this area
- Loss of local footpaths