Plaid Cymru says a further sum of money – about £30,000 – is being allocated to carry out further work on the Dinas Powys Transport Study – an investigation which has implications for Penarth as well as the residents of Dinas Powys.
The party says the money – a part of a £60k grant from the Welsh Government to the Vale of Glamorgan Council – will be used to consider the initial findings of the first phase of public consultation carried out in Dinas Powys Parish Hall.
Cllr Chris Franks (Plaid Cymru Dinas Powys) says he understands that, with the extra £30,000, consultants will refine the “long list of options” in the wake of the public consultation held on and, from this, produce a “short list” of potential options
The other half of the £60k grant is to be used to investigate “details for the pedestrian route from Dinas Powys to Barry along the moors”.
Cllr Franks says “There are huge traffic problems affecting Dinas Powys from the local dangerous junction such as Cardiff Road /Station Road as well as the need for a bypass. With the best will in the world this grant will only go so far to examine serious options and costs.I do hope that residents will have an opportunity to examine the long list of options produced before the consultants whittle them down.
Richard Grigg of Plaid Cymru says ” This is good news but let just say we must keep up the pressure. This is a result of years of local pressure.”
Consultants Arcadis – who are carrying out the consultation have said 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 .