Plans are on track for a new rail station in Charfield, South Gloucestershire, with a multimillion-pound bid due to be submitted to the West of England Combined Authority this week (w/c 30 August).
The new Charfield Station will improve access to jobs, education and a wider variety of services and facilities and will also enable more sustainable travel to and from the village and surrounding area.
Proposals are currently being developed for the new station, which includes two platforms serving north and southbound journeys, a pedestrian footbridge, a public transport interchange, covered cycle parking, and car parking.
The plans are being developed by South Gloucestershire Council in collaboration with Network Rail and will be funded by the West of England Combined Authority, subject to the approval of the Outline Business Case being submitted this week.
People living in and around Charfield will be able to have their say on these plans this autumn ahead of a potential planning application being submitted next year. The proposals will be available to view online via a dedicated project webpage, which will be launched ahead of a public consultation taking place during October and November 2021.
Engagement events will also be held in Charfield to enable local people to learn more about the proposals and talk with members of the project team. Dates for these events will be announced nearer the time.
As part of the pre-planning application process, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening Opinion Request, which includes an initial masterplan for the proposed station scheme, has already been submitted to the Local Planning Authority for review.