One billion pounds have been invested in a 14-mile stretch of motorway that will cut across the Gwent Levels, precious wetlands near Cardiff. Four sites of scientific interest will be affected by the new motorway, not only when the motorway has been built but especially during construction.
Otters, water voles and countless species of insect and birds use the wetlands as a safe haven to rest during migration, breed and raise their young. Even rare cranes were seen stopping by!
This bypass would relieve congestion in Newport, surely. But what will it do to our precious wildlife? Is destruction of a rare biodiversity hotspot the price we want to pay for less traffic?
We think not. Welsh assembly, do not approve this proposal!