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Stop the irreversible loss of ancient woods in South Wales
Irreplaceable ancient woods near Cardiff are again under threat from a new link road between the A48 and the M4 motorway.
Credit: Nigel Pugh / WTML
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is considering options to help improve congestion and access to the Cardiff airport area. In 2018, you joined us in asking the council to rethink the plans due to their considerable impact on ancient woodland. With new plans on the table, we need to speak up again to protect our ancient woods.
A new consultation is seeking public opinion on the proposals. The two original route options, previously known as the Eastern and Western Alignments, both directly threaten six ancient woods. A further two route options are now proposed which also affect multiple ancient woodlands.
At a time of climate and ecological emergency, we need to help our ancient woods and trees to thrive, not bulldoze them for new road schemes. Damaging these centuries-old habitats cannot be the only option. The council must find another way.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council's consultation closed on 23 December 2020. We'll let you know when we hear the outcome.