Portishead Branch Line – MetroWest Phase 1

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Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1

Received 26 February 2020
From Debbie O'Grady


Portishead Branch line DCO scheme environmental statement, volume 2. Chapter 4. Description of the proposed works. Pages 4-18 to 4-21. Construction of the railway Works Numbers 1 and 1A 3 Options are proposed: Option 1,Option 2. Sub options a, b, c, d. Option 3 I request consideration the options proposed and rejection of Option 2 and sub options a, b, c and d; where the use of Lodway construction compound is proposed; due the close proximity to the residential area, potentially 24 hours a day 7 days a week operations, the impact of noise, light, dirt pollution, HGV traffic on residential streets, restricted parking, the destruction of green belt land (although this is noted as temporary) at Lodway Farm (9.128 hectares); and what appears to little attention or recognition of the environment impacts of such activity. Options 1 and 3 should be considered as the preferred solutions; or, Option 2 without the development of the Lodway construction compound; or, a combination of all 3 options again without the development of the Lodway construction compound.