Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Comment ID 3329249/CSCD/5
Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 4: Area Policies CS30: Weston Urban Extension Key Diagram Weston Urban Extension View all on this section
Respondent Friends of Suburban Bristol Ra… View all by this respondent
Response Date 19 Feb 2010
Key requirement (9) mentions 'rail and bus improvements'. FOSBR (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways) urges that the rail improvements should include consideration of a new station for the Weston bypass line, which is adjacent to the development proposed for the former Weston Airfield site. Such a station would enable access to the site and surrounding area, and mitigate the environmental effects of its development. The station would be served by the fast trains which run on this line, avoiding Weston-super-Mare station itself, and would be a valuable addition to the area's transport facilities. It could also be served by local trains if the Weston southern chord is built (see our comments on CS10). This proposal should be mentioned in the Core Strategy and in the Weston Urban Extension Supplementary Planning Document.