Proposals For New M4 To A48 Link Road To Be Unveiled This Month

Two potential routes for a new road connecting the A48 with junction 34 of the M4 will be revealed on 17 April as part of a scheme that will also include a new rail station and park and ride facility.

The routes will be published as part of the draft findings of a recent study undertaken on behalf of the Vale of Glamorgan Council by an independent technical consultant, Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited.

A public consultation will then begin during which comments on the report’s findings and on each of the proposed routes will be sought from local residents and businesses, neighbouring local authorities, community councils, and other interested parties.

Members of the public will be able to view the plans and submit their comments online at  and at two public consultation events:

  • 17th April 2018, The Vale of Glamorgan Hotel, Trecastle Suite, Hensol Park, Hensol, CF72 8JY, 12pm to 7pm (drop in session)
  • 18th April 2018 Cottrell Park Golf Club, the Marquee, St Nicholas, Wenvoe CF5 6SJ, 10am to 5pm (drop in session)

Following these two events the plans will be exhibited at council buildings.

The consultation period will close on 18 May 2018.

Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited was commissioned by the Council to develop and appraise potential options for improving the transport links from the M4 to the A48 in 2017.

This report represents the second stage of the Welsh transport appraisal guidance (WelTAG) process which is used by local authorities for the development and appraisal of proposals that would be funded by Welsh Government. This second stage is centred on the creation of an outline business case for the new road, the findings of which will be included in the report.

A stage one report was agreed by the Council in November 2017.

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