Have your say on plans for town transport hub

Friday 1st July 2022 6:00 am
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RESIDENTS whose town is beset by traffic problems can now have their say on the future of transport there.

Monmouthshire County Council has launched a consultation in Chepstow, focusing on a Transport Hub.

Issues over a proposed bypass, traffic jams at the Highbeech roundabout and air pollution reared their head last week, with Conservative and Labour councillors at loggerheads.

The former Tory-run council were behind moves for a bypass, but the new Labour administration says there is no possibility of it happening, owing to a shortage of funding.

And the council is now promoting the development of a transport hub for the town, including the bus network, taxi use, and facilities for electric vehicles and park and ride.

The new consultation follows on from the Chepstow Transport Study in 2020.

A council spokesperson said: “Since then, we’ve looked at and listened to the feedback you provided and have further developed some proposals as part of a ‘Chepstow Transport Hub.’

“The Transport Hub can be split into several different elements, and explores travel methods such as the bus network, demand responsive transport such as taxis, electric vehicle infrastructure and park and ride facilities.

“In partnership with our consultants Arup, we’ve developed a virtual exhibition environment.

“Similar to our consultation in 2020, we won’t be holding any in-person events, but our project team is available to answer any questions you may have.”

The consultation will last four weeks until July 12, and residents can

complete an online survey via the virtual exhibition, or request a printed copy to complete and post using its freepost address.

“Please take the time to visit our virtual exhibition and provide your feedback on our proposals,” said the council spokesperson.

“Your feedback is essential in developing the future of sustainable transport in and around Chepstow.”

Access the consultation room via chepstowtransport.virtual-engage.com

To request a hard copy of the form, ring 0117 240 1529 or email [email protected]

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