Sundon Rail Freight Interchange - Alternative Site Assessment [EXAM 107/107A]

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Sundon Rail Freight Interchange - Alternative Site Assessment [EXAM 107/107A]

Sundon Rail Freight Interchange - Alternative Site Assessment [EXAM 107/107A]

Representation ID: 14421

Received: 03/08/2020

Respondent: Harlington Parish Council

Agent: Martin Small

Representation:

A01
P07
Loss of Green Belt due to RFI and M1/A6 Link Road, assessment of RFI does not take into account project traffic movements, impact from visual, noise and light pollution, impact on AONB, remove RFI and warehousing from the plan.

Full text:

I am submitting these objections on behalf of Harlington Parish Council. The Parish Council met 6th July to consider the issues raised by the additional documents and responses prepared.
The seriousness, depth and range of the Parish Council’s concerns do not lend themselves to the online consultation response format.

I note that the on-line system requires comments on the legality, soundness and co-operation for the Local Plan before seeking 100 word comments,

The parish council did not consider the issues of legality or whether the required level of cooperation had been achieved via these additional documents – however there were serious concerns expressed over the way that the Council’s own application for the M1 / A6 link was self-approved, and the response by Luton Borough Council to this approach must bring into question the cross-border co-operation.

The Parish Council does not consider the Local Plan in its current form – with the additional documents, to be sound. The documents are selective in the material changes, the housing needs are now considerably out of date and do not reflect likely scenarios regarding projected economic downturn, and the Plan has not demonstrated that reasonable alternatives have been considered nor the required exceptional circumstances met to justify proposals to develop areas of the green belt and the AONB.

The seriousness, depth and range of the Parish Council’s objections exceeded the limitations of the on-line system hence they are submitted in this format

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