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Welsh Conservatives call on the Welsh Government to take action in delivering a Chepstow bypass

BYPASSES play an important role in supporting local businesses and supporting jobs, whilst easing congestion and working towards our net-zero targets.

The UK Government has now committed to providing funding to Monmouthshire County Council to develop plans for a Chepstow bypass, yet the Labour Government continue to stay quiet on these plans.

In the Senedd tomorrow, the Welsh Conservatives are bringing forward a Senedd motion calling on the Welsh Government to work with the UK Government, Monmouthshire County Council and Gloucestershire County Council to deliver a Chepstow bypass.

Commenting ahead of the debate, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Transport, Natasha Asghar MS, said: “Bypasses play a crucial role in supporting local economies and easing congestion. It is deeply regretful that we still don’t have a bypass in Chepstow.

“In the Senedd tomorrow, I look forward to bringing forward our Welsh Conservative debate calling on the Welsh Government to take action in delivering a Chepstow bypass.”

Also commenting, Welsh Conservative Senedd Member for Monmouth, Peter Fox MS, said: “Chepstow desperately needs a bypass, and I welcome the UK Government’s commitment to provide funding to Monmouthshire County Council to develop plans for a Chepstow bypass.

“I hope Labour MSs vote for our motion, which will be a big step in delivering a bypass for Chepstow.”

The motion which will be debated tomorrow reads:

To propose that the Senedd:

  1. Recognises the benefits of bypasses in supporting local economies and easing congestion.
  2. Welcomes the UK Government’s commitment to provide funding to Monmouthshire County Council to develop plans for a Chepstow bypass.
  3. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with the UK Government, Monmouthshire County Council and Gloucestershire County Council to deliver a Chepstow bypass.

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