Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 21 December 2018
From Margaret Joll


I strongly oppose the proposal to build a Rail Freight Terminal on open agricultural countryside which will badly affect the village amenities of Milton Malsor, Collingtree and Blisworth. This proposal is contrary to the local Joint Core Strategy particularly as the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) is less than 20 miles distant and is not fully used.
This proposal will generate 22000 vehicle movements PER DAY, of which 6688 are HGVs. The resultant noise from 24 hour working causing air and light pollution will be intolerable to the local inhabitants. The local roads are already overcrowded causing regular traffic jams particularly by Junction 15 of the neighbouring M1. This will be exasperated by the current proposal for Bovis Homes to build over 1000 houses in the local area adjoining Collingtree and together must result in daily gridlocks.

This proposal will be detrimental to the health of the inhabitants of these three villages and be contrary to the stated government policy of restricting pollution nationwide. This proposal should be refused.