Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 24 December 2018
From Mrs L Bunting

Representation

I object to the proposed Rail Freight Terminal.
What is currently open countryside between a number of rural villages would be totally destroyed.
This countryside is a haven for wildlife.
This countryside is a haven for people - people need to have freshair, exercise and safe spaces.
Loss of valuable farmland - we need to produce more food, particularly plant based rathger than import products - local business, local employment. This development does not improve local employment.
Loss of local footpaths.
Increased vehicular trafficthrough villages.
Increased cycle traffic on village footpaths - in the dark - based on evidence near other warehouse sites.
Increased Air Pollution due to vehicle movements - particularly on and around site - shunting around produces more pollution.
Light and noise pollution and disturbance by the 24/7 operation.
DIRFT is underused and has capacity for expansion. Absolutely no evidence of requirement for additional site - merely conjecture.
This proposal is contrary to the West NOrthants Joint Core Strategy.