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Pencoed Level Crossing and Penprysg Road Bridge

Please note: These artists impressions are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation.

This consultation is to invite views on current progress relating to a major capital transport investment to improve multi-modal accessibility within and through Pencoed.

Within Pencoed, the main railway line between Cardiff and Swansea divides the community between east and west, with a level crossing at Hendre Road and a road over rail bridge at Penprysg Road, to the north of the level crossing.

Over the decades the number of vehicles on our roads has increased, and with more rail services using the network – the town is affected by significant traffic congestion when the barriers of the crossing are closed to allow trains to safely pass.

Bridgend Council have carried out a study, working with Network Rail and other partners, to try and find a long-term solution to this problem.

This is known as a WelTAG study. WelTAG is the Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance. WelTAG is a framework for thinking about proposed changes to the transport system

The WelTAG study considers:

  • Congestion
  • Severance
  • Active Travel
  • Restriction on economic development
  • Public transport efficiency
  • Future increases in rail services 

An important part of the process, when considering any development, is to gauge the views of the public and other stakeholders. The purpose of this consultation document is therefore to outline the proposed development.

Pencoed Level Crossing and Penprysg Road Bridge consultation document for more information.

Events

For those consultees who wish to the take the opportunity to ask questions about the plans consultation drop-in events will be held at the following venues:

Drop-in events will be held at the following venues:

Venue

Time

Date

Bridgend College – Pencoed Campus

2pm to 4pm

Tuesday 9 November 2021

Pencoed Pavilion, Felindre Road

10am to 12pm

Saturday 13 November 2021

Pencoed Town Council (Salem Chapel)

6pm to 8pm

Monday 15 November 2021

Pencoed Library

10am to 12pm 

Friday 3 December 2021

 

The consultation process

The table below sets out the timetable for the consultation:

Activity

Date

Response deadline

6pm on Sunday 30 January 2022

Report to Cabinet on the outcomes of the consultation.

Tuesday 8 March 2022

 

The outcomes of the consultation will be reported to the Cabinet of Bridgend County Borough Council. If there is a decision not to proceed, that will be the end of this proposal and an alternative proposal may be sought.

How to respond

The local authority is asking the public and other stakeholders to answer the questions and provide their views via an on-line survey. 

This consultation period will begin on Monday 8 November 2021 and will close at 6pm Sunday 30 January 2022.
You can respond or ask further questions in the following ways:

The local authority is able to provide paper copies of the survey and in alternative formats, on request. 

Contact

Communications, Marketing and Engagement
Telephone: (01656) 643 643
Address: Bridgend County Borough Council, Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.

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