Rail Interchange Could Bring 2,000 Jobs


Are people in Houghton Regis bothered about what happens to land in the Green Belt in neighbouring Sundon?

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) are dead set against the prospect of a 52 hectacre freight interchange at Sundon. On the other hand, those in favour of the rail freight interchange are claiming that up to 2,000 much needed jobs could be provided on site, including manual and skilled IT workers.

The land is next to Sundon Quarry, has the M1 on its western flank, and would be close to the to-be-built Junction 11a of the motorway.  CPRE argue that use of the land would be a major loss of Green Belt land, and that helps to buffer communities and stop urban sprawl.

A planning application is probable next year, the scheme could be approved by 2014, and could be built by 2021.

http://www.cprebeds.plus.com/content/cpre_matters.htm


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