NRW objects to controversial Welsh motorway plan

A much-debated government road project has come under scrutiny from Natural Resources Wales for its failure to account for its impact on bats, among other things

The proposed M4 route passes through great crested newt habitats. Photograph: Dirk Ercken/123RFPlans to build a motorway in south Wales have been stymied by concerns about its environmental impacts – particularly around protected species.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) formally objected to the Welsh government’s plan to build a new corridor of the M4 around Newport in an email to the transport department dated 4 May.

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