Completed petition Protect the Gwent Levels and stop the proposed M4 motorway

Please drop plans to construct the M4 motorway across the beautiful Gwent Levels and invest in public transport instead.

Why is this important?

The current plans to extend the M4 motorway will put otters, rare bees and wildflowers at risk. It would cut across the 'Amazon Rainforest' of Wales, the Gwent Levels, which is a haven for wildlife.

Traffic around Newport needs to be improved but it would be better for Wales and the environment if the Welsh government invests in public transport instead.

If we want to protect the environment for future generations we need to come up with alternatives to big polluting motorways. The Assembly's own environmental regulator and advisory body, Natural Resources Wales, is against these plans.

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The Petitions Committee decided not to refer this petition for a debate

The Committee considered correspondence from the Welsh Government and the petitioners and decided not to request a debate on the petition due to the regular consideration of this issue in Plenary, and the comprehensive scrutiny provided by the public inquiry.