Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 21 December 2018
From Graeme Joll

Representation

I strongly object to this proposal which adversely affects the amenities of both my own village and the neighbouring Milton Malsor, both Conservation Areas There is no policy in the local Joint Core Strategy for an SRFI to be built upon this land particularly as a rail freight terminal already exists at Daventry, less than 20 miles away, and is underused.
Traffic movements are forecast at 22,000 per day of which 6688 are HGVs. Being so close to Junction 15 of the M1 the local roads are already congested and this proposal will cause regular grid-locking.
These traffic movements will generate further air pollution and directly affect the health of local residents. The noise and pollution resulting from this operation working 24 hours each day, seven days a week, will make life unbearable to all local residents.
There is no need for the proposed Rail Central and its effects would be disastrous to the inhabitants of Blisworth, Collingtree and Milton Malsor.