M4 relief road plans ‘scrapped’
The Welsh Government will not build the £1.4bn M4 relief road, First Minister Mark Drakeford has decided
The BBC has recently reported that First Minister Mark Drakeford has now aborted plans to build an M4 relief road.
The new road would have been a 14-mile motorway built as a gateway into south Wales in a bid to tackle the congestion faced by motorists around Newport.
The First Minister has decided to axe the plans due to cost and the environment, to which Friends of the Earth said it was “great news for Wales and the planet”.
Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns said it was a “dark day… It appears that the first minister thinks he knows better than the independent inquiry.”
This now the third time plans for the relief road have been scrapped, which was supported by previous First Minister Carwyn Jones. It also breaks a Welsh Labour manifesto pledge from 2016.
The full BBC article can be found here.