Plaid Cymru councillors in Barry say that the town needs a voice on road improvements around Dinas Powys, given the impact of traffic flows upon Barry residents.
The Vale Council’s Environment and Regeneration Committee will discuss on Thursday (15th February) whether to recommend that representatives from Sully and Penarth should be added to the Dinas Powys by-pass steering group.
Plaid Cymru councillor Steffan Wiliam, who represents Barry Island and the west of Barry, said:
“The bottom road through Dinas Powys is the quickest route between the south of Barry and the west of Cardiff, so the regular traffic jams in the village impact strongly upon Barry residents.
“Last week, Conservative and Labour councillors on the Vale Planning Committee voted for an extra 215 houses in Dinas Powys, the biggest development there for more than 30 years, while Plaid Cymru councilllors voted against creating yet more traffic problems.
“The housing at St Cyres is in addition to the increase in housing on Barry Waterfront, with nearly 2000 houses being built there, adding to the weight of traffic passing through Dinas Powys.
“If voices for Sully and Penarth are to be heard on the Dinas Powys bypass, then a voice for Barry is needed as well.”