Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 28 December 2018
From M Brown


I am writing to register my opposition to the above development.

I have lived in [Redacted]now for 28 years and have enjoyed the quality of life that comes with living adjacent to such an unspoilt area of natural beauty, an opinion that is shared by the other residents in the area, as well as those who come from further afield to play sports, relax and enjoy family days out, use the children’s play area and mourn at the crematorium.

The above development will destroy all this tranquillity with increased levels of traffic and noise pollution and is totally out of line with the character of the area, not to mention also any further development applications in the future that will surely also receive the go-ahead after this one.

I am also writing to advise you to consider the impact upon the great diversity of wildlife that uses the area and in particular the Great Crested Newt which is now a protected species and whose breeding habitat cannot be destroyed without a government license.

Back in 2003 permission for a lesser development in this area was refused and the reasons then are just as applicable now, and so I urge you once again to consider the wisdom of reaching a similar decision this time around.