P-05-850 Protect the Gwent Levels and stop the proposed M4 motorway


P-05-850 Protect the Gwent Levels and stop the proposed M4 motorway

This petition was submitted by the CALM (Campaign Against the Levels Motorway). The petition has collected 12,270 signatures on an alternative e-petition website.


Text of Petition

Please drop plans to construct the M4 motorway across the beautiful Gwent Levels and invest in public transport instead.


Why is this important?


The current plans to extend the M4 motorway will put otters, rare bees and wildflowers at risk. It would cut across the 'Amazon Rainforest' of Wales, the Gwent Levels, which is a haven for wildlife. Traffic around Newport needs to be improved but it would be better for Wales and the environment if the Welsh government invests in public transport instead. If we want to protect the environment for future generations we need to come up with alternatives to big polluting motorways. The Assembly's own environmental regulator and advisory body, Natural Resources Wales, is against these plans.


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Assembly Constituency and Region

·         Newport East

·         South Wales East



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 11/06/2019.

The Committee considered the petition alongside P-05-838 Support the M4 Relief Road Black Route. In light of the decision announced by the First Minister on 4 June, the comprehensive scrutiny given to this issue by the Public Inquiry and the success of the petition, 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 27/11/2018.


Further information


Business type: Amendment

Status: Complete

First published: 24/10/2018