Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 28 December 2018
From Barbara Dillon

Representation

I have really loved living in the village of Milton Malsor and for the past 13 years enjoyed the beauty of the village and the surrounding countryside along with the peace and quiet. It is my hope that I and my husband can enjoy our retirement in this village.
The prospect of having Rail Central SRFI located on our door step is our worst nightmare. I strongly object to this development which is both unnecessary and definitely not wanted.
The proposed development would have a seriously detrimental effect on the environment, destroying the beautiful country side between Milton Malsor and Blisworth. It would also destroy the network of local footpaths.
There would be a significant increase in traffic with thousands of additional vehicle movements (22,000 per day, 6,688 being HGV’s) which in its self will increase air pollution by Nitric Oxide and other diesel particulates which would be detrimental to our health and other residents. From an operational perspective we would be subjected to noise pollution, 24/7 and light pollution from night time operations, this would be unbearable.
From a planning perspective this proposal is contrary to the West Northants Joint Core Strategy (WNJCS). It beggars belief that we are thinking of another freight terminal when we already have DIRFT which is only a short distance away which has capacity for expansion.