This is by far the largest new highway proposal in the whole of Wales.
Is a new highway the only option?
The Welsh Government claims to have undertaken adequate research into the traffic modelling and appraisal processes and has chosen to continue with plans for a new road. Whilst we recognise that there are problems at times with congestion in this area, we are not convinced that this solution will address the problems; we are confident that they could be addressed using imaginative sustainable solutions that do not require the creation of this new road and instead, help us build a more resilient Wales.
What would the impact of the new highway be?
The new dual carriageway would:
- cause irreparable damage to our wildlife and landscape heritage - ripping through ancient woodland, wildflower meadows and old hedgerows, right across the landscape
- Threaten native species such as bats, owls, great crested newts and badgers
- Destroy massive areas of precious farmland - including an award-winning organic farm - and destroy viable farm holdings
- Damage businesses and livelihoods, which are already suffering as a result of the Covid pandemic
- Sever and damage local communities
The Route of the Red Route: (opens a PDF from Wales Government website)