We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge
the Welsh Government not to close Junction 41 of the M4 for the
following reasons: 1. The closure will negatively impact the town
centre traders and businesses.2. The closure will cause traffic
chaos in the town as residents try to access the motorway. 3. There
has been insufficient consultation with the townspeople.4. Further
research is needed into alternative solutions.5. The new train
station cannot be a transport hub if it is not easily accessible.6.
It will adversely affect the town redevelopment.
Additional Text: Again, the needs of motorists have been prioritised over those of the people of Port Talbot. The town was desecrated when the motorway was originally built through the heart of the town and now we are expected to suffer the pollution whilst traffic passes through our town on the way to somewhere else! The motorway, not the Steelworks, is the towns biggest polluter, and yet we who breathe it in will be unable to gain access to it. Plans to reroute the towns traffic through the streets will add to traffic pollution and bring chaos. People of the town understand the issues with the motorway but demand real consultation on options and alternatives. Please give us a chance to protect our town.
Petition raised by: Rose David
Date Petition first considered by Committee: 13 May 2014
Number of signatures: 1654
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 07/05/2014