Portishead Branch Line – MetroWest Phase 1

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Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1

Received 25 February 2020
From Jill Coleman


I am concerned for local wildlife along the tracks in Easton-in-Gordano and Pill especially the toads. Metrowest have put in mitigation measures for wildlife in a number of locations but not the proposed depot at Lodway Farm. Have Metrowest missed out the toads due to an oversight in their environmental surveying and will they allow mitigation measures that will allow the toads to continue their migration over the Breeches, across the entirety of Lodway Farm fields, over the rail track, across the cyclepath and into the breeding pond? This is a very important site for the toads.