Residents’ views sought on Wye Valley Villages proposals as consultation is launched

Monmouthshire County Council, Wye Valley AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and Wye Valley’s Community Councils are asking residents of and visitors to Trellech, Penalt, The Narth, Devauden, Tintern, St Arvans, Llandogo, Llanishen and Catbrook to view proposals for the Wye Valley Villages Stage 2 Report as its consultation period begins.

The report, produced by ARUP, provides a strategy and action plan for the villages. The plan initially grew from issues around road safety and village infrastructure, however as these issues were recognised to form part of a much more complex set of challenges it was agreed by the council, Wye Valley AONB and the community councils to consider these issues in a broader village and Wye Valley context. The result is the Wye Valley Villages project.

Those who live, work and visit the areas within the report area are now being encouraged to read the report and respond with their opinions, comments and to feed in any additional suggestions. The report and consultation is now live and will run for 5 weeks, closing at midnight on Sunday 12th September.

The information on the website (wye-valley-villages.virtual-engage.arup.comincludes a short introductory video by Deputy Leader of Monmouthshire County Council, Councillor Sara Jones, links to the consultation and a ‘virtual engage room’ which will take visitors through the Stage 2 study, including the proposals that have been developed for each of the eight Wye Valley villages – Trellech, Penallt, The Narth, Devauden, Tintern, St Arvans, Llandogo, Llanishen and Catbrook.

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.