Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 27 December 2018
From Elizabeth Shirley Yule

Representation

I WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING POINTS:-
Traffic; The M1 and roads around Northampton are already congested. Please ensure that all the already approved plans which will affect the road traffic are taken into account when modelling the traffic Flows. eg University extension, All housing and Warehousing around Junction 15,15a and 16 etc

Pollution: Noise, Light and air quality. Effect on health

Strategic need - or rather the lack of it. With an under-utiised rail terminal a few miles up the road from the proposed site, why put one or possibly 2 on greenfield sites next door to it

Excuse for building warehousing rather than a rail terminal. What guarantee has been given to ensure that the warehousing is genuinely rail terminal linked and would not be required otherwise.

Employment: Northampton has a very low unemployment rate so people will have to come from other areas thereby increasing road traffic.