92018Jun

Meeting with residents of Murhill and representatives of Network Rail

Last week I was delighted to meet with residents of Murhill and representatives of Network Rail to discuss the need to reduce light pollution around Freshford Station. Many local residents have been in touch with me to raise their concerns that the installation of new lighting and removal of vegetative screening had not been properly consulted on and was having a terrible impact on residents along with the local protected bat community. I am pleased that Network Rail have agreed to carry out a Lighting and Visual Impact Assessment and look at restoring the vegetative screening and I will press them to ensure this is done in a timely manner.