Council extends deadline for Wye Valley villages report

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The deadline for a consultation exercise to benefit Wye Valley communities has been extended by 18 days to allow more time for residents, organisations and visitors to respond.

Monmouthshire County Council, working with the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and local community councils, is asking residents and visitors to view proposals for its Wye Valley Villages (Stage 2) Report.  The original deadline of 12th September has now been extended to midnight on 30th September.

Produced by design and engineering firm ARUP, the report provides a strategy and action plan for the villages of Trellech, Penallt, The Narth, Devauden, Tintern, St Arvans, Llandogo, Llanishen and Catbrook.  The plan initially grew from issues around road safety and village infrastructure, but the council and its partners have recognised a more complex set of challenges and agreed to consider these as well.

Information on the report’s engagement website (wye-valley-villages.virtual-engage.arup.com) includes a short introductory video by Monmouthshire’s Deputy Leader, Councillor Sara Jones in addition to links to the consultation and proposals developed for each of the nine villages.

Councillor Jones said: “I urge those who live, work in or visit the associated areas to read the report and respond with their opinions, comments and to feed in any additional suggestions.  We warmly welcome your thoughts.”

Paper copies of the Wye Valley Villages Stage 2 Report are available in Welsh or English by contacting the council via email – contact@monmouthshire.gov.uk – or by calling 01633 644644.

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