Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 20 December 2018
From Stephen Spruels


I strongly object to this proposal because of the increase in traffic in our village. This development would mean lots more cars, vans and lorries on our roads, which are already extremely busy. As the Daventry Rail Freight Terminal is only a few miles from the proposed Rail Central site, it has capacity for expansion - there is absolutely no need to have another one in this area.

Northampton, as a whole, has a very low rate of unemployment, so the thousands of people that need to work on this site, would need to travel a considerable distance - which will increase congestion on the local road network and increase the air pollution.

A number of people will lose their homes and businesses, including our village flower nursery.