PORTISHEAD TO BRISTOL RAIL LINK - update 13th January 2020

PORTISHEAD TO BRISTOL RAIL LINK

There is good news for the Portishead Railway as the Development Consent Order progresses to what is known as Section 56.  This will mean that:

  • Statutory bodies, landowners, and other interested parties will be written to formally advising them of the acceptance of the DCO application, how they can view the application, and - should they wish to - how to register any responses to, or other representations in respect of, the Project with the Planning Inspectorate;
  • The display of public notices along the railway corridor stating that an application for development consent has been made and signposting people to where they can access the application documents;
  • Notices will be published in local and national newspapers containing details of the process and how to view the application;
  • Hard copies of the application will be available to view locally in Portishead Library, Pill Resource Centre, and Bristol Central Library; and
  • A copy of the application will also be made available online at www.travelwest.info/metrowest

Dr Liam Fox said:  “It is exciting that we have reached this crucial phase for the Portishead branch line. I hope that all those involved will respond positively and with enthusiasm so that we can make speedy progress.”