Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 26 December 2018
From Richard Hennessy CEng

Representation

It will damage the environment and living conditions for over 2000 people living in Blisworth, Milton Malsor and surrounding villages.
It will increase traffic and pollution in the area. A5/A43 junction is already congested in spite of recent attempts at remedial work. Traffic on M1 in the area is frequently stationary as a result of accidents, this development can only make the situation worse.
Warehouses and gantry cranes on the site will tower above the railway embankment destroying the rural setting of the conservation area of Blisworth Canal and Village.
Railway lines in the area currently have few spare paths, it will be at least 10 years before HS2 has any impact on this and it that time load may have increased so there is still insufficient capacity. There is currently little demand for high speed freight services in the area, Royalmail express trains already pass through Northampton station every day and do not stop because there is no demand for the facility