Adam Price, the Member of the Senedd for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, has called on the Welsh Government to ensure that their commitments to projects like the Llandeilo bypass is continued. This comes after a session in the Senedd with Lee Waters MS, the Deputy Minister for Transport, where Mr Price asked:
“Are you still committed to delivering another pledge in terms of creating the Llandeilo bypass, where air pollution and the latest evidence on the impact of that, for example, on intellectual abilities, is causing great concern to people, and parents particularly, in the area?”
Mr Waters responded: The commitment to the Llandeilo bypass remains as was set out in the summer. We have had disruptions to lots of capital schemes because of COVID, which have delayed things, and there is a WelTAG process that is being gone through, but there is nothing today that suggests any of the schemes we're committed to will be other than we've announced.
Speaking after the debate in the chamber, Adam Price said:
“While it is positive to hear some commitment on the part of the Deputy Minister and his comments today, the actions of the Welsh Government will speak louder than their words, and the community in Llandeilo are growing increasingly frustrated with the current state of traffic and air quality in the town. This is a project that needs to be delivered as soon as possible – it is not only a transport issue but a public health issue also.”