AM Receives Response from Welsh Government Following Public Meeting In Chepstow on Traffic Congestion

Monmouth Assembly Member, Nick Ramsay, has received a response from Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Transport following the packed public meeting organised by Transition Chepstow on 11th April.

The Cabinet Secretary stated as follows in his letter: “Thank you for your email 9 April regarding the Transition Chepstow meeting. My officials have briefed me on what was I hear a very well attended an informative event on 11 April.

“I understand both from recent studies conducted by the Welsh Government and work carried out by members of the group, that changes to Highbeech roundabout have the potential to have the greatest beneficial impact on congestion in the town. I have therefore asked my officials to progress the detailed design of improvements at this location in the current year financial and copies of the information presented at the meeting would be gratefully received to inform this exercise.

“Depending on the nature and extent of the changes necessary to deliver significant benefits and the availability of funding, works could be implemented at the roundabout in 2020/21.

“With regard to the other initiatives presented at the meeting, I would be happy for my officials to join any working group formed to take them forward in partnership with the community and Monmouthshire County Council.”

Speaking today Nick said: “ I was pleased to receive this reply from the Welsh Government and am trying to arrange a meeting with the Minister as soon as possible in the hope we can move forward quickly with plans to improve Chepstow’s congestion problems.”