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A summary of the current situation follows:
Option 1) Original proposal behind Lidl car park,
Option 2) East of Quays Avenue,
Option 3) North of Moor Farm.
Option 1 required a bridge over Quays Avenue, as a level crossing would not be allowed. Land near Waitrose had been reserved as a station site for many years. North Somerset rejected options 1 and 3 for the station site at Portishead and held a public consultation on three new potential station sites (options 2A, 2B and 2C) which closed on 28 July 2014. The preferred option in the consolation was option 2B (map). (See Bristol Post article 20 Oct 2014).
A final decision on the site was taken in March 2015 (see below).
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