Jessica Morden Jessica Morden - Labour MP for Newport East, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and PPS to Keir Starmer
A consultation on transport problems on the M4 is being held by the Welsh Government as these decisions are now the responsibility of the Welsh Assembly.
The consultation documents raise the issues of unreliable journey times and traffic congestion, particularly during rush hour, which are common occurrences on the M4 around Newport. They talk about the lack of capacity and alternative routes, especially during incidents and accidents. They confirm that the Welsh Government is committed to making a change. They are consulting on a draft Plan which outlines their preferred strategy for the M4 around Newport. If implemented, the draft Plan would lead to a motorway being built to the south.
This is a 12 week public consultation which started on 23 September and will close on 16 December 2013.
They are holding drop-in exhibitions between the hours of 12midday to 7pm at the following venues.
Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 October Magor – Ebenezer Baptist Church NP26 3HY
Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 October Newport – The Newport Centre NP20 1UH
Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 October Brynglas – All Saints Church NP20 5QY
Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 October Castleton- Castleton Village Hall CF3 2UW
Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 November Newport – The Newport Centre NP20 1UH
You can also find full details of the plan on http://www.m4newport.com They want as many people as possible to view and comment on their draft Plan and its associated strategic environmental, habitats regulations, health and equality assessments. This is the most important thing you can do to influence the final decision. I hope this information is helpful to you.
I have also put links to the consultation below.
I am happy to try and find out information for you but as the draft plan is a Welsh Assembly plan you may wish to contact your Assembly Member, John Griffiths AM.