P-05-838 Support the M4 Relief Road Black Route
This petition was submitted by South Wales Chamber of Commerce, having collected 1,482 signatures.
Text of Petition
We call on the Welsh Government to continue with its plans to build the M4 Relief Road along the proposed Black Route, and following the announcement that the Welsh Government will table a debate on the M4 plans later this year, we call on the National Assembly to support the project.
The need for a new motorway around Newport is overwhelming with the congestion around the Brynglas Tunnels negatively impacting on businesses and people from across South Wales. The first proposal for a relief road was published in 1991, almost 30 years ago. Although the failure to take action over three decades isn’t solely to blame, we believe it hasn’t helped the economic well-being of the current generation and has contributed towards:
The Welsh Government’s analysis from March 2016 finds that a new M4 around Newport will improve connectivity within South Wales and with the rest of the UK which will:
Please change the status quo of the last 30 years and support the government’s Black Route proposals for the M4 Relief Road so that we can improve the economic well-being of future generations across South Wales.
This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 11/06/2019.
The Committee considered the petition alongside P-05-850 Protect the Gwent Levels and stop the proposed M4 motorway. In light of the decision announced by the First Minister on 4 June, and the comprehensive scrutiny given to this issue by the Public Inquiry, the Committee concluded that there was no further action that it could realistically take and agreed to close the petition.
Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.
It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 09/10/2018.
Assembly Constituency and Region
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 01/10/2018
Decision due: Meeting Date by Petitions Committee