Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 21 December 2018
From Rod Sellers

Representation

I object strongly to Ashfield Land’s Rail Central development application for the following reasons:
• It is entirely ‘developer led’ rather than ‘plan led’ and seeks to take advantage of existing land options rather than provide a genuine rail linked strategic benefit. It is yet another road based warehousing scheme dressed in SFRI clothing.
• It conflicts with all national and local planning legislation and guidance and most specifically with the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy
• It would inflict enormous environmental damage on a substantial area of open countryside and arable farmland and would undermine the quality of life in several long established and growing communities.
• As a consequence, it would bring into disrepute, the role and intentions of the National Policy Statement for National Networks (NPSNN).
• It will impose yet further pressure on an already overloaded local road network and generate additional diesel HGV traffic to an area already at risk of breaching legal limits of air pollution.
• There is no local employment pool on the scale required and therefore long distance commuting would be increased.