Government consent on MetroWest Phase 1 delayed to 2023
The Department for Transport (DfT) have today announced a further delay to consent for construction of MetroWest Phase 1.
The Development Consent Order (DCO) application for the scheme – which would re-open the Portishead to Bristol rail line and enhance local passenger services on the Severn Beach and Westbury/Bath to Bristol lines – was first submitted to the DfT in November 2019.
The application process also included an examination in public which took six months and ended in April last year. Today’s announcement from the DfT extends the deadline for a decision on the DCO to 19 February 2023.