Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 21 December 2018
From K Foster

Representation

My main points relate to issues relating to traffic and the inability of the local infrastructure to cope with a major project like this. I have lived and worked locally for over 20 years now and have seen road traffic increase hugely during this time. The A508 has been the location for a number of fatal accidents. Delays in commuting times have increased and the local village roads have deteriorated considerably due to heavy use. The improvements proposed to the local road system will do little to offset the increase in traffic. I am also concerned about how the character of the villages affected will be irretrievably affected by the proposed development due to the noise and visual impact. Local wildlife will be displaced (birds, insects and small mammals) and the rural nature of the area lost.