Portishead Branch Line – MetroWest Phase 1

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Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1

Received 26 February 2020
From Lucie Broad


Firstly I am concerned that the area at Lodway Farm is to be concreted over and used to provide access to the railway for construction traffic. Living very close to the entrance to the farm I am concerned about the increase in HGV and other traffic and the impact that this will have on a quiet residential road. Secondly, I am also concerned about losing a very much wanted and used green space. We walk our dogs daily around these fields and would be very concerned to lose that amenity. We saw all sorts of wildlife that habit this space and are concerned about that loss to them and us. I welcome the upgrade to the railway system here and do think it is much needed, however, there are other alternative sites that have been earmarked for this construction traffic that do not have as much impact on either the environment or the families that live nearby. These should be considered a priority to use rather than concreting over more of our much needed green spaces.