This petition was submitted by Jez Becker, having collected 201 signatures online.
We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to finally take in hand the problem of traffic congestion on the A48 through Chepstow.
The lowering of the Severn Bridge Toll represents a huge opportunity for growth in Monmouthshire, Forest of Dean and South East Wales. However the road infrastructure is inadequate. The A48 is already suffering from congestion and poor air quality through the town of Chepstow. With the addition of new housing estates in both Monmouthshire and Forest of Dean the current proposals fall unacceptably short in facilitating growth.
This scheme has been an aspiration since the 1960s and unless both the Welsh and UK governments finally co-operate and commit then the economic prosperity so within reach will be choked off, instead leaving the quality of the residents' lives to deteriorate and stifle sustainable economic development.
In a good example of how this issue has been neglected by all branches of government, a sister petition has been lodged with the UK Government as they rejected the original as being a Wales only issue.
We ask the National Assembly of Wales to ensure that this vital transport route not fall prey to cross border buck passing.
This petition is currently under consideration by the Petitions Committee. It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 07/11/2017.
Assembly Constituency and Region
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 31/10/2017
Decision due: Meeting Date by Petitions Committee