Portishead Branch Line – MetroWest Phase 1

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Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1

Received 25 February 2020
From Zac Coley


I fully support the Portishead branchline project and appreciate that any infrastructure project of its type will have impacts on the communities which will ultimately receive the benefit. the long term gain outways the short term pain. I do however have concerns about the approach in using lodway farm as a compound. to be clear it is not the use of the compound per se, more that I am yet to be convinced that there are adequate controls in place to safe guard the residents and property of those on the Trinder road side of the compound. whilst appreciating this is not intended as the primary access route, no firm conditions have been imposed. I also have grave concerns about a lack of condition to return the whole compound to agricultural land I would ask for; 1- confirmation that the land will be returned to its original use 2- enforceable conditions are imposed to limit the use of the Trinder road access, not merely guidance 3- enforceable safety conditions are detailed for the use of the roads leading to the Trinder road access