Monthly Archives: October 2017

MCC Consulting on Active Travel Maps

Monmouthshire County Council is undertaking an online consultation on the Integrated Network Map (INM) phase of the Active Travel (Wales) Act between Tuesday, 25 October and Tuesday, 16 January. The Draft INM shows potential future walking and cycling routes within the county as well as links to neighbouring authorities.  These forward looking maps will show how the existing network could be advanced in future years and will show proposed improvements of existing routes.  More information at

Consultation exhibitions will be held at the following locations:

Wednesday 8 November, 9:30am – 4:00pm – Abergavenny Leisure Centre, Old Hereford Rd, Abergavenny NP7 6EP

Thursday 9 November, 9:30am – 4:00pm – Gilwern Outdoor Education Centre, Ty Mawr Rd, Gilwern, Abergavenny NP7 0EB

Monday 13 November, 9:30am – 4:00pm – Monmouth Library, Rolls Hall, Whitecross St, Monmouth NP25 3BY

Tuesday 14 November, 9:30am – 4:00pm – Magor Post Office, The Square, Magor, Caldicot NP26 3EP

Wednesday 15 November, 9:30am – 4:00pm – Usk Community Hub / Library, 35 Maryport St, Usk NP15 1AE

Friday 17 November, 9:30am – 4:00pm – Chepstow Library, 9 Bank St, Chepstow NP16 5EN

Tuesday 21 November, 9:30am – 4:00pm – Caldicot Library, 6 Newport Rd, Caldicot NP26 4XF

Energy Policy to Change?

Environment Secretary Lesley Griffiths has announced that the administration is set to consult on whether planning policy should be amended to be no longer supportive of unconventional oil and gas extraction, including shale gas or coal bed methane extraction.

60,000 Oppose Mud Dumping

Petitions (on the National Assembly website and at calling on the Welsh Government to suspend a licence to dump 300,000 tonnes of mud from the disused Hinkley Point nuclear stations 1.2 miles off Cardiff Bay have been signed by nearly 60,000.  The dredged material arises from the construction of the new power station and there are fears that dumped radioactive mud will end up on land in South Wales.