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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 is currently under consideration by the Petitions Committee.



Further information


Business type: Amendment

Status: For consideration

First published: 24/10/2018

Decision due: Meeting Date by Petitions Committee



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