Portishead Branch Line – MetroWest Phase 1

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Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1

Received 20 February 2020
From Ian Pearce


Whilst I am in favour of the development and reopening of the Portishead to Bristol line, I have real concerns about the proposed development of Lodway Farm for use as a construction compound. My key concerns are: - increased traffic (both freight and no freight) on residential streets (Redacted) I am concerned about the impact on the road surfaces which are already in poor repair, on safety as all roads have a relatively high pedestrian footfall (particularly children at the start and end of the school day) and on parking as there are no on street parking restrictions and I suspect that parking on site will be limited for workers, contractors and visitors and that spill over on to residential streets is inevitable. I would like clarity on what will be put in place to mitigate any impact in all areas outlined above and what % of all traffic will be accessing the site from The Breaches - noise, light and air pollution impact for local residents/ How ill the impact of this be factored in to all activity on the site and the proposed timeline for development - impact of the work on the local environment - what action will be taken to offset the impact of the development of green belt land I would also want clarity on when a decision will be made as to whether this compound is a temporary development as currently proposed or a permanent fixture. If temporary, what will be done to restore the land used? If permanent, what is the day to day, 'business as usual' activity likely to look like in the context of all the concerns raised above.