In today's questions to the First Minister (12 July), local Member of the Senedd Peter Fox MS called on the Welsh Government to work with partners to deliver a Chepstow by-pass to help improve air quality around the A48.
The A48, and particularly the route along Hardwick Hill, is one of the most polluted stretches of road in Wales.
The previous Conservative Monmouthshire Council committed funding to help deliver this project, yet the current Labour administration are looking at scrapping the scheme - despite the fact that it is desperately needed.
Speaking after FMQs, Peter said:
"As I understand it, it is the policy of the Welsh Government to consider new road building to help improve air quality. Something that is really need around Chepstow.
It is important, therefore, that the Welsh Government makes delivering a Chepstow bypass a priority.
The Government must also deliver on the recommendations of the Burns Commission to improve access to public transport and active travel in the area to provide viable, greener transport alternatives for commuters and businesses, helping to reduce congestion and pollution"
A copy of the transcript - including the First Minister's response - can be found here: Plenary 12/07/2022 - Welsh Parliament (assembly.wales)