Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 30 November 2018
From Sharon Mackenzie

Representation

I’m totally opposed to the planning application for Rail Central for the following reasons.
The 8000 or so jobs it will give will cause a massive increase in traffic, for an already busy area. This will add increased amounts of dangerous pollutants to the atmosphere, noise pollution (due to shift working), and light pollution to a beautiful rural location. This will adversely affect the health of adults and children!
More traffic will render the local highways more dangerous for the local population.Roads are too busy already.
1160 acres of local farmland will disappear, and be covered by concrete! This affects several things, loss of wildlife habitat, destruction of 4 conservation areas, and loss of beautiful rural views.
The development isn’t needed I. This area, as we have DIRFT, which is nowhere near full capacity, only approx 20 miles away. It would be of more use in an area that has high unemployment, and needs the jobs. There are too many of these in our area, and they should be strategically placed around the country!