Portishead Branch Line – MetroWest Phase 1

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Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1

Received 25 February 2020
From Julie Harris


I am concerned about the building on land at Lodway Farm and the adjoining cycle path which follows the bank of the river - and the impact this will have on the toad population in that area. Currently this wildlife is healthy and thriving - this population has been monitored and recorded for several years. This year newts also have been identified. There will be significant impact on the toads with the development of the railway - especially on this part of land. There must be provision for the protection of this population so that wildlife is not destroyed. This is a valuable environment and with current interest in climate and the impact development has on our creatures it would be revelant to put plans in place before the railway building begins