Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 31 December 2018
From Michele Horton

Representation

Dear Sirs
I most strongly object to the planning application for this rail freight interchange (TR050004).
My reasons are as follows,
The loss of farmland, wildlife, footpaths (regularly used by many).
The noise and pollution that will result in the construction and operation of such a development and the misery that this will cause to those people that live in the surrounding villages.
Northampton does not currently have a shortage of employment opportunities so this cannot be stated as an advantage.
There is already a huge rail freight interchange at J18 of the M1, which is less than 30 miles away. Furthermore there is still enormous development opportunity there which has not yet been taken up.
Thank you for taking the time to listen to my objections.
Yours faithfully
Michele Horton