Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 16 December 2018
From Lisa Franklin

Representation

STOP RAIL CENTRAL
We moved into Blisworth just over a year ago as a family, and love being part of such a great community. As my husband uses the M1 to get to work every day as a royal mail
driver, we are well aware of the traffic issues on this particular stretch of the M1. It has constant incidents for road use into Northampton. If planning permission is granted for Rail Central these issues will at least double build up of traffic, there will be more accidents / incidents on an already troubled spot on this part of the M1.When there are accidents /incidents on this part of the M1 excessive traffic then moves onto the A508 0r A5 with drivers taking a short cut through the village. For myself working in Milton Keynes, I've found on many occasions when there have been incidents on the M1 that traffic diverts through the village, with especially large lorries trying to get through small narrow roads can become dangerous. Northampton Council are stretched with no funding to repair already badly damaged roads in Blisworth, so with added traffic cutting through the village it would mean only bigger problems. Another concern and only something we are aware of by living in Blisworth, is a potential accident waiting to happen concerning the large group of horse owners.There are a large group of horse owners that keep their horses in a field and stables on the outskirts of the village, taking daily rides on some very windy roads . If drivers aren't aware of these circumstances on these roads when cutting through the village, there is some risk of a fatal accident. We are concerned about air and noise pollution on our environment and find it hard to understand why there needs to be another freight rail so close to a large one in Daventry where there are 20 more super hubs being built now!