The Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed the announcement by the First Minister that the M4 relief road will not go ahead and called on the money saved to instead be spent on public transport, the green economy and affordable housing.
The decision by the First Minister was announced today and follows a year-long public inquiry.
The Welsh Liberal Democrat 2016 manifesto opposed the ‘black route’ M4 relief road and urged alternative approaches to tackle congestion in South-East Wales.
Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds said:
“I’m pleased the M4 relief road will not go ahead. We need to tackle congestion in South East Wales, but the M4 relief road is not the answer. The financial and environmental costs are just too high.
“As the predicted costs of the M4 relief road continue to rise, it is right the Welsh Government looks to spend this money instead on projects that offer better value for money.
“We urge the Welsh Government to invest the money saved on the M4 on public transport, green technology and affordable housing. This would avoid the need for the relief road, help us combat climate change and protect our natural environment.”