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e-Petition: Support the M4 Relief Road Black Route

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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 employment rate in Wales being an average of over 3% lower than the UK employment rate since the mid-1990s.

• The Welsh GVA per head being consistently lower than 75% of the UK average since the late-1990s with most recent figures showing that Cardiff’s GVA per head is the lowest of the four UK capital cities.

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:

  • Reduce journey times bringing particular benefits to logistics firms and ‘just in time operations’ who currently face regular disruption and associated costs.

 

  • Save South Wales businesses an estimated £34m a year in transport costs.

 

  • Increase access to employment for residents and expand the size of the accessible workforce for businesses.

 

  • Increase the GVA of South Wales by £39m per annum through increased productivity.

 

  • Create access to new employment sites around Newport with capacity for 15,000 jobs and improve access to sites adjacent to the existing M4 which are held back due to regular congestion.

 

  • Improve the perception of Wales for visitors and as a location for investment.

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.

Evidence
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-43059755
https://statswales.gov.wales/v/C8Ns
https://statswales.gov.wales/v/C8Nt
https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/grossvalueaddedgva/bulletins/regionalgrossvalueaddedbalanceduk/1998to2016#wales-was-the-fastest-growing-country-in-the-uk-in-2016
https://beta.gov.wales/m4-corridor-around-newport-revised-wider-economic-impact-assessment-report

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Petition details

Petition Status: Currently being considered by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 06/03/2018
Open until midday on: 28/09/2018

 

Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 1482

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Anonymous Newport East 28/09/2018
Anonymous Newport East 28/09/2018
Susan jones Torfaen 28/09/2018
Malcolm Davis Lexon Group Islwyn 28/09/2018
Adam Hughes Brecon and Radnorshire 28/09/2018
Allun Morgan Bridgend 28/09/2018
Chris Lynch Cardiff Central 28/09/2018
Anonymous Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 28/09/2018
STEVE PHILLIPS Cardiff South and Penarth 28/09/2018
james perry Cardiff South and Penarth 28/09/2018
Julie Hinks Cardiff South and Penarth 28/09/2018
Phil Ridley Cardiff South and Penarth 28/09/2018
Anonymous Newport West 28/09/2018
Martin Jones Cardiff South and Penarth 28/09/2018
Andrew Evans Caerphilly 28/09/2018
Alex Cue Bristol 28/09/2018
Anonymous Pontypridd 28/09/2018
Roger Anthony Phillips Vale of Glamorgan 28/09/2018
Joseph Whitaker Cardiff North 28/09/2018
Michael Kitchin Cardiff North 28/09/2018
Sharon Drew Monmouth 28/09/2018
Jonathan Ashcroft Cardiff West 28/09/2018
Will Falleyn Cardiff Central 28/09/2018
Peter Rowlands Newport West 28/09/2018
IAN BERRIDGE Cardiff West 28/09/2018

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