M4 plan 'government-sponsored ecocide'
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Iolo Williams brands M4 relief road plan 'a joke'

Plans to build a £1.1bn M4 relief road through the Gwent Levels have been described as "government sponsored ecocide".

Nature presenter Iolo Williams said species including otters, water voles, bats, dormice and rare beetles would be affected by the motorway.

The Welsh Government said mitigation works would include new mammal tunnels.

But in a statement to the public inquiry in Newport Mr Williams said these were "nothing short of a joke".

Steffan Messenger reports.

  • 05 Apr 2017