Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 30 December 2018
From Northampton Ramblers


Northampton Ramblers (140 members as at 30 December 2018) wish to object to the proposed Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange), Reference TR050004, for the following reasons:

1 The destruction of the local footpath network
2 All the local plans show this site being retained as farmland and open countryside, not industrial development and is, we believe, a conservation area.
3 The site contains a number of mature trees that will take many years to replace.
4 The destruction of wildlife habitat especially farmland birds where the habitat cannot be compensated for.
5 Increased air pollution from the greatly increased number of cars, vans and HGVs using the local area.
6 Light pollution from night time operations and an increase in noise levels created by 24/7 operating.