Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 31 December 2018
From Jonathon Horton

Representation

Dear Sirs,
I most strongly object to this rail freight application. My reasons for this are as follows;
- there is no shortage of employment in the area so 8000 new jobs are uneccesary. We would not have the housing to accommodate these workers which would result in people coming from other areas resulting in more traffic, pollution etc. .
- the pollution that would be caused by this development in both its construction and operation would be extremely detrimental to the health and happiness of local residents
- the loss of green belt farmland would also destroy the habitats of a considerable amount of wildlife
- DIRFT is less than 20 miles away at junction 18 and has considerable unused capacity. Why would this not be fully utilised before new developments are considered.
Yours faithfully
JJ Horton