Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 22 December 2018
From Ruth O'Donegan

Representation

I am a local resident who's quality of life will be impacted by this development. Air quality in the area is already very poor. Additional vehicle movements will make this worse. There is no evidence of available rail capacity on the route to accept freight from this development. There is capacity at DIRFT, an existing rail freight terminal in the region. There are no facilities to support the increase in trucks servicing the RFT such as services or truck parks. The unemployment rate in Northampton is already extremely low, it is likely that employees would travel to the site from outside the town increasing vehicle movements beyond those estimated. The M1 acts as a development boundary between south northants and Northampton, see local development plans. This development would breach that boundary and encourage further development on rural land.