Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 31 December 2018
From Kate Entwistle

Representation

I strongly object to the Rail central strategic rail freight interchange for the following reasons;
The destruction of acres of farm land
The impact on local villages - this development is in my opinion far too close to surrounding villages to allow any measures to mitigate the impact.
Reduction in air quality
The significant impact it will have on the road network around Northampton - the existing roads already suffer from too much congestion and the changes to the roads suggested will do little to mitigate the impact. In the last 12 months there have been numerous incidents causing roads on surrounding villages to be gridlocked - this development will only exacerbate the situation.
The area is already served by a 'strategic' rail freight interchange approx 16 miles away therefore it should be built in an area not currently served by rail freight.