Portishead Branch Line – MetroWest Phase 1

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Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1

Received 26 February 2020
From Alex Milton

Representation

Metrowest have put in mitigation measures for wildlife in a number of locations but not as far as I can see in the proposed depot (they propose concreting over the 22 acres of Lodway Farm fields and accessing Pill for HGV's by the cyclpath road that we patrol) around Lodway Farm and the cyclepath. I wonder if they have just missed out the toads due to an oversight in their environmental surveying and am hopeful that they will 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.