Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 28 December 2018
From Mrs Marion Aveling

Representation

My objections to this proposal are as follows. We do not need another rail freight terminal as a) the one at Daventry is not up to full capacity. B) there is another one near East Midlands being built. As Northamptonshirehas one of the lowest records of unemployment we do not need it to provide jobs. The amount of noise, light and air pollution will be greatly increased. The roads around the countryside are not built to take the amount of traffic that is proposed. It will not take traffic off the roads and on to the railways simply because lorries have to be on the road in the first place to bring the goods !
The railways themselves do not have the space to take the extra trains that are proposed.
Much of our lovely countryside will be lost, along with many wildlife habitats , many of us moved here to be in the countryside not next to or for some in the middle of an industrial estate. This will also devalue property in the area as it won't be the idyllic area it was..