Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 16 December 2018
From Robert Scarfe


I STRONGLY OBJECT against Rail Central/Ashfield Land from building a Rail Freight terminal between the villages of Blisworth and Milton Malsor for the following reasons.

1, Daventry Rail freight terminal is less than 10 miles away and has capacity for expansion.
2, Increased air pollution from the increase of HGV and smaller vehicles using the local roads.
3, The increase in noise from the 24 hour 7 day operation from trains shunting, HGV’s moving in/out and around the site. Staff arriving and leave the site as well as the loading and unloading of trains and vehicles.
4, The increase of light pollution and the long term effects that this has on both people and wildlife locally.
5, The loss of natural habitat for the local wildlife.
6, The increase of local traffic on what are already poorly maintained and inadequate local roads.
7, The increase in crime to the local area which seems to follow large developments of this kind.
8, The increase of these gigantic storage and distribution warehouses that seem to just get bigger and bigger with every new development which case massive shadows impacting on plant growth, wildlife losing habitat due to lack of sun light as well as being unsightly and creating a faceless intimating environment for all.