Portishead Branch Line – MetroWest Phase 1

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Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1

Received 16 February 2020
From Charles Money


My wife, Sarah-Jane Money, and I are the owners of (Redacted). We have been notified that this is subject to a DCO as part of the works preparing the railway line. We rent this property out to tenants. Whilst we are fully supportive of the railway, we are concerned about the impact of the DCO, which is requesting access to the property for potentially significant amounts of time over a three year period. We have not been provided with any details of what the access would be potentially used for. We are concerned that there may be a detrimental impact on our tenants, to the point that they may decide to move out, or ask for a potentially significant reduction in rent, and indeed if they did decide to move out we would not be able to rent the house out in the meantime. This outlines why we are interested parties at this stage and must be kept engaged in the programme going forwards.