Portishead Branch Line – MetroWest Phase 1

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Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1

Received 24 February 2020
From Paul Kent


My concerns as a resident of Easton in Gordano relate to the construction period of the railway. The village is full of narrow roads and awkward areas many of which have been identified as routes for over 3000 HGV movements. The storage compounds are situated in places which are difficult to access and could well result in the irretrievable loss of environmentally significant assets. The car parking implications for residents, visitors and workers have not been fully appreciated and the difficulties for the disabled and the very young at key movement times of the day - eg school times- could well cause unintended hazards and risks. These reasons as well as the environmental impact of up to 24 hour working would make the atmosphere of the village very different and certainly more pressurised .