With the outcome of the public inquiry into the proposed M4 relief road expected soon, lobbying of politicians by supporters and opponents is hotting up. Wales’ Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe, concerned by the conflict with the need to achieve the Government’s own carbon reduction targets, has renewed her opposition. She is backing a report that says that the £1.4 billion cost of the motorway would be better spent on an integrated package of sustainable transport measures including public transport and active travel. The report is available at https://futuregenerations.wales/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/20180912-Transport-Fit-for-Future-Generations-C.pdf
There is to be a day of free talks celebrating Welsh wildlife at the National Museum, Cardiff, on 27 October. Details at https://museum.wales/cardiff/whatson/10281/Unknown-Wales-Conference/ – booking essential.
Welsh Government has published the Abergavenny Agri-Urban Action Group’s report for 2016-18 at https://gov.wales/topics/environmentcountryside/farmingandcountryside/cap/wales-rural-network/news/abergavenny-agri-urban-integrated-action-plan/?lang=en. The plan aims to be a guideline for food development in the Abergavenny area, with proposals including a Food Hub centre of excellence bringing producers and consumers closer together.