Mile-long rural bypass is first casualty of Welsh roads review – transportxtra
Rhodri Clark 17 November 2021
A mile-long bypass in rural Gwynedd has become the first casualty of Wales’ review of road schemes. The rationale for abandoning the scheme signifies a major shift in how road proposals will be assessed and developed in the future, with greater prominence for land-use planning and carbon.
The Welsh Government announced in June (LTT 28 June) that it would subject all road schemes where construction work had not commenced to a review. Deputy climate change minister Lee Waters told LTT the review’s main significance was not for current proposals but all future ones, and said that Wales might build no more bypasses.