Portishead Branch Line – MetroWest Phase 1

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Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1

Received 25 February 2020
From Mr Trevor Cook


Recently with two friends and join a group along the cycle path rescuing toads and putting them on the safe side. It became obvious from the 50 toads that the group collected that this is a major site for these amphibians. Although I did not find any frogs or newts I was told that they too inhabit the area. In a time when amphibians are under threat around around the world, and particularly in our country, the development would cause significant damage to the amphibian's migration route as they make their way to the nearby breeding ponds, I believe that there is a case to ameliorate the situation and that any development should take into account the potential impact on wildlife in general and amphibians in particular