M4 Corridor around Newport draft Plan
The Welsh Government wants your views on a draft Plan, which aims to address transport related problems on the M4 around Newport. If implemented, it would lead to a motorway being built south of Newport.
The Welsh Government is undertaking a public consultation on the draft Plan (Black Route). Comments are also sought on two reasonable alternatives to the draft Plan and a Do Minimum scenario which considers consequences of doing nothing above what is already planned. The main elements of the two reasonable alternatives are a dual carriageway (Red Route) and a three lane motorway (Purple Route). All routes would also have complementary measures.
The draft Plan does not include public transport measures because the Welsh Government has commissioned a separate study and report on proposals to develop a metro system for South East Wales. The report will focus on how a metro system could support economic growth and regeneration at key locations across South East Wales.
A number of assessments are also being undertaken, on which the Welsh Government is seeking your views as part of this Consultation, including:
• Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA);
• Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA);
• Health Impact Assessment (HIA); and
• Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA).
These consider the potential environmental, health and equality impacts of the draft Plan, its reasonable alternatives and the Do Minimum scenario. These are separate documents but are included in this draft Plan Consultation. As such, they will be reviewed and finalised to take into account and address any comments arising from the consultation.
Transport and access to services, homes, work and leisure are issues affecting us all, and we hope that anyone who lives, works or travels through South Wales will participate in this draft Plan public consultation. The results will help the Welsh Government to decide whether to adopt the draft Plan, with or without amendment.
To respond to the draft Plan consultation online in English language please click here.
To respond to the draft Plan consultation online in Welsh language please click here.
For further information on how to respond by paper copy, please click here.
This consultation commences on 23 September, and closes on 16 December 2013.