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‘It’s been rumbling on for decades’

Created on 02/06/2016 @ 07:59
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Local politicians have met with the British Government’s Minister for Transport to stress the importance and urgency in building the Llanymynech-Pant bypass.

With the green light given for the long awaited Newtown bypass, local politicians are going for the kill and Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies, and AM Russell George, joined the MP for North Shropshire, to meet with Andrew Jones MP.

The proposal has hit the buffers over the cross border funding required from both Welsh and British Governments, but a meeting is now proposed with the WAG’s man in charge Ken Skates AM.

“I am grateful to the Minister, Andrew Jones, for meeting with me and local campaigners to see for himself the urgent need for a bypass for the villages of Llanymynech and Pant,” said Mr George.

“I am pleased that he has committed to meeting with the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Ken Skates AM, and that the UK Government has committed to developing closer cross-border co-operation which will make it easier to make long-awaited progress on this difficult issue for local residents and visitors alike.

“The local campaign for a bypass has been rumbling on for decades and the lack of progress is creating significant congestion for residents, preventing tourists from visiting and spending their money in Mid Wales, and affecting local businesses who rely on exporting their goods across the border.

“I was greatly encouraged by the UK Government Minister’s willingness to listen and appreciate the necessity for a bypass but a long term solution can only go ahead if the UK and Welsh Governments work together on this crucial cross-border scheme.

“I greatly welcome the commitment to co-operation and as the local AM, I will continued to work closely with Glyn Davies MP and do everything I can to support the campaign. For my part, I have also committed to raising this issue with the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Ken Skates AM.”


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