Register of advice

The list below is a record of advice the Planning Inspectorate has provided in respect of the Planning Act 2008 process.

There is a statutory duty under section 51 of the Planning Act 2008 to record the advice that is given in relation to an application or a potential application and to make this publicly available. Advice we have provided is recorded below together with the name of the person or organisation who asked for the advice and the project it relates to. The privacy of any other personal information will be protected in accordance with our Information Charter which you should view before sending information to the Planning Inspectorate.

Note that after a project page has been created for a particular application, any advice provided that relates to it will also be published under the ‘s51 advice’ tab on the relevant project page.

Advice given between between 1 October 2009 and 14 April 2015 has been archived. View the archived advice.

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Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1 View all advice for this project

22 July 2020
An Affected Person


My wife and I have both received a letter asking for a contact email in relation to the application by North Somerset Council for an order granting development consent for the Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1. I'm writing to ask that you remove our details from your records as we are in the process of selling our property so will no longer be directly impacted by the development.

Advice given

The Applicant’s Book of Reference (the document identifying ‘Affected Persons’ whose rights will be affected by Compulsory Acquisition required to construct and operate the scheme) lists both yourself and your wife due to your properties’ proximity to the proposed Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1. The Planning Inspectorate is legislatively required to correspond with all Affected Persons for the duration of the application until the Secretary of State’s decision is issued. I will forward your email to the Applicant so it’s aware of the situation. It would be helpful if you could confirm again once you have formally left the property so we can temporarily amend our records to ‘Owner / Occupier’ until those persons have been identified.

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