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Lee Waters, Deputy Minister for Climate Change

First published:
18 June 2021
Last updated:

I have made the decision to remove the TR111 route corridor protection for the M4 relief road. This relieves local authorities of the need to consult Welsh Government on proposed planning developments in the area.

A TR111 protects a corridor for the route of a proposed new highway. It obliges local authorities to inform the Welsh Government of planning applications within 67m either side of a preferred route.

A TR111 south of Newport has been in place since 1995. It was retained after the First Minister made the decision not to proceed with the M4 Project and is being removed following the publication of the South East Wales Transport Commission’s final report.

The removal of this TR111 protection potentially provides further opportunities for ongoing work to safeguard the future of the Gwent levels and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to protect biodiversity and reduce the carbon footprint of our transport network.