Portishead Branch Line – MetroWest Phase 1

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Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1

Received 14 January 2020
From Osborne Clarke LLP on behalf of Western Power Distribution (South West) plc (Western Power Distribution (South West) plc)


We act for Western Power Distribution (South West) plc ('WPD') whose registered office is at Avonbank, Feeder road, Bristol, BS2 0TB. Please accept this as WPD's representation consisting of a holding objection to the application by North Somerset Council for an order granting development consent for the Portishead Branch Line – MetroWest Phase 1 (the 'Scheme'). Assets and interests in land are comprised in the proposed Scheme which are held by WPD for the purposes of its undertaking. The objection is made on the grounds that discussions with North Somerset Council as to the protection of WPD assets affected by the proposed Scheme are ongoing. No formal agreement has yet been concluded and accordingly we are lodging this objection to protect our position pending conclusion of an appropriate agreement. When an agreement is signed and completed, we will notify the Planning Inspectorate promptly and withdraw the objection.