Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 01 January 2019
From Adam Woby

Representation

I strongly object to the Ashfield Land/Gazeley Rail Central proposal.
It is contrary to the planning policy set out by the West Northants Joint Core Strategy WNJCS for the next ten years. The WNJCS requires that any SRFI development should take place at the Daventry Int'l Rail Freight Terminal and NOWWHERE else within the districts of Daventry, S.Northants and Northampton Borough. DIRFT is set to double in size within the next ten years and already has permission to expansion for the next 22 years. Therefore there is no need for the proposed Rail central development.
Additionally the development of a SRFI between Milton Malsor & Blisworth will result in the destruction of valuable countryside, increasing traffic and significantly effecting air quality due to the thousands of additional vehicle journeys. Light and Noise pollution will negatively impact local residences and wildlife, the use of high mounds of earth will only create a blot on the landscape and ultimately do little to hide any visual impact or significantly reduce noise and light intrusion.