South Gloucestershire Council and Network Rail have submitted a planning application for a new train station in Charfield.
The proposed station, to be built on land off Station Road in the centre of the village, will include two platforms serving north and southbound journeys, a pedestrian footbridge, a bus stop, covered cycle parking, and car parking.
The planning application also includes proposals for local highway improvements to enhance access to and from the station and car parking.
The Local Planning Authority, which will decide the application, has launched a public consultation, providing an opportunity for people to comment on the application.
To read and comment on the application, visit Planning Applications and search application number P22/05778/R3F.
A public consultation held earlier in the year showed that 78 per cent of people who took part in the survey were supportive of the principle of reopening a station. Initial designs for the new station also received support from 73 per cent of people.
A new station in Charfield represents significant investment in sustainable public transport provision in our rural areas.
The station will improve access to jobs, further and higher education and a wider variety of services and facilities. It will help to mitigate some of the impacts of recent permitted development in the area.
Information on the proposals for a new train station in Charfield can be found by visiting the project webpage, go to Charfield Station.
People who are interested in the scheme are also encouraged to sign up for a new project newsletter. This can be done via the webpage.