Consultants working on collating information about the traffic problems in Dinas Powys and the surrounding area – including routes though and around Penarth – have said their initial report will be submitted to the Vale of Glamorgan Council by the end of this month
Yesterday – despite very little publicity – scores of people attended an afternoon and early evening drop in session at the Britway Hall in Dinas Powys to discuss their traffic and travel problems with a team of experts from the consultancy firm Arcadis and from the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
The “Dinas Powys Transport Network Study” event was also attended by several members of Dinas Powys Community Council, Penarth Town councillor Anthony Ernest, representatives of the group pressing for the construction of a Dinas Powys By Pass, officials from bus and train undertakings and other local organisations.
The event was part of a £15,000 survey taking a “holistic” view of how things move (or don’t move) in Dinas Powys and its environs .
It was the result of constant pressure applied the by-pass campaigners, and the overwhelming local vote in favour of the by-pass taken at last November’s packed Parish Hall public meeting – which local residents believe was a historic landmark for the village in getting its point across to the Welsh Government and the Vale Council .
Welsh Government Transport Minister Ken Skates promised to re-examine transport problems in the area – an area where a proliferation of new housing schemes are forecast to make existing congestion even worse in the years ahead.
Consultants Arcadis say it will be up to the Vale of Glamorgan Council if their report – which is due to be completed by the end of this month – is released to the general public .