Monday, November 24, 2008

Is there a business case for 24m Gwent levels motorway ?

The Welsh Assembly Government is proposing to build a new 24km toll motorway through the spectacular wildlife habitat of the Gwent Levels in SE Wales.

Case of the missing business case or HOW WE PLAN TO PAY FOR THIS...HOW?

The latest we have regarding the OBC (business case) is that it will be available 'early 2009'- probably March. Several CALM members and organisations have requested copies and been assured that this will be a public document.

The reason for the delays in producing the OBC (it was originally due March 08) is undoubtedly due to the current economic climate. The recession could well be enough to shelve these ridiculous plans, at least temporarily.

Save the Levels
CALM has a Facebook Group:
CALM is included in a Guardian article "A recession will give ecological development a new life":
WAG page
The Green Party oppose this.