To: The Vale of Glamorgan Council

No new road through Pendoylan conservation village

No new road through Pendoylan conservation village

We, the undersigned request that the Vale of Glamorgan Council halt the proposal to build a new road through our village, from the M4- A48.
We would like the council to consider more sustainable alternatives to decrease traffic in this area.
We want the Vale Council to consider the impact of a new road on the protected flora, fauna and rare species in this valley and on this historical conservation village.

Why is this important?

The Ely Valley is a very important SSSI serving the Vale and Cardiff. There is a wealth of protected plants, animals and birds here.
There are many ancient woodlands on the route of the proposed new road. All of these could be lost for ever if the road is approved.
It is crucial that our Council works with adjoining councils to reduce traffic travelling around the Vale and Cardiff. There is already a parallel road serving this route just two miles away which should be improved to resolve traffic issues. We can’t just keep building roads at the expense of our green fields.
72,000 cars drive in to Cardiff daily and a new road will attract even more cars to this area, creating even more congestion where the new road joins the M4 and A48.
We believe that sustainable alternatives should be sought to reduce car dependency. The levels of air pollution in the Vale of Glamorgan are at a dangerously high level.
Please join us in valuing our countryside and all that it offers for future generations.

CF71 7UG

Reasons for signing

  • Pendoylan is fortunate enough to have a rich heritage and conservation status befitting of the diversity of natural habitats in the area. The reasons for the road are not to the benefit of the local community but are based on suggested benefits to the Airport and St Athan. The proposed road is unlikely to solve the access issues to the South of the Vale and there are numerous other options which have not been considered as alternatives.
  • The proposal contradicts the governments policies outlined in the Wellbeing for Future Generations Act. It will destroy a beautiful part of the South Wales countryside with his ancient woodlands and vast wildlife habitats. A new road will not solve our existing traffic problems. It will encourage further car use. The only viable way forward is to invest in reliable and efficient public transport
  • The Vale is going to be split down the middle by the proposed road and its southern extension. This is beautiful countryside just 1/4 hour out of Cardiff. It is too valuable to keep tarmacing over.

Updates

2018-06-14 06:49:44 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-06-12 13:29:25 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-06-12 07:31:16 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-06-11 22:07:05 +0100

10 signatures reached