David Vs Goliath – The Battle to Save Our Environment
The Welsh Assembly Government, under their delegated resposiblities for Transport and the Economy, decided in 2015 to look at improvements to the A55 /A494 Dual Carriageway to ease congestion along the route. The original plan was to widen the A55 at Aston Hill to a three lane carriageway, therefore alleviating congestion on the hill. The proposals were met with significant opposition by local residents and in 2008, the then First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones, confirmed the development would not go ahead.
Fast forward to 2015, the plans for the development and improvements along the route were once again considered and a number of options proposed.