Cabinet agrees plan for Maidenwells bypass

Householders in Maidenwells, near Pembroke, have been under siege from heavy traffic for as long as they can remember.

But that all looks like coming to an end following the announcement of plans for a long-awaited bypass of the village.

The decision to provide an alternative route to the major energy sites on the south shore of the Haven was made by county council cabinet members on Monday.

“It is of vital economic performance that we have good connections to these sites,” said council deputy leader Councillor John Allen-Mirehouse.

Leader, Councillor John Davies, said the chosen route — one of four options investigated — was the most practical.

“There are too many schemes sitting on shelves across Wales because they are undeliverable,” he said, adding that the new road would provide some welcome relief to the residents of Maidenwells.

A planning application is expected to be submitted in September this year, with work likely to begin in September or October 2012 and due for completion in autumn 2013.

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9:26am Sun 13 Feb 11

Tina2 says...

What about the heavy traffic going through Pembroke?
What about the heavy traffic going through Pembroke? Tina2
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11:26am Sun 13 Feb 11

Walter mitty says...

Perhaps they feel the changes to the east gate hill is ok, although they have now created a blind spot on the main street side with those parking spots!!

But out of interest, where is this bypass going anyway??

The chages they've made to Clay lane doesn't take out the worst corner of all, if two lorries meet there then BANG!!
Perhaps they feel the changes to the east gate hill is ok, although they have now created a blind spot on the main street side with those parking spots!! But out of interest, where is this bypass going anyway?? The chages they've made to Clay lane doesn't take out the worst corner of all, if two lorries meet there then BANG!! Walter mitty
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11:51am Sun 13 Feb 11

Gwallgof says...

As ever it's all too late. Power station construction almost complete. Chevron with a very uncertain future.

And ... if its like the projects correctly evaluated by Walter Mitty it won't be any improvement anyway.
As ever it's all too late. Power station construction almost complete. Chevron with a very uncertain future. And ... if its like the projects correctly evaluated by Walter Mitty it won't be any improvement anyway. Gwallgof
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8:49pm Sun 13 Feb 11

SandyMD says...

The Western Telegraph have not been told the full story- the route the Council are planning is not a bypass. It will cut straight through the village, splitting it in two, demolishing at least two homes and disrupting others.
The Western Telegraph have not been told the full story- the route the Council are planning is not a bypass. It will cut straight through the village, splitting it in two, demolishing at least two homes and disrupting others. SandyMD
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8:13am Mon 14 Feb 11

SandyMD says...

Follow this link, the route chosen is Option 1

http://www.pembrokes
hire.gov.uk/content.
asp?id=20573&d1=0
Follow this link, the route chosen is Option 1 http://www.pembrokes hire.gov.uk/content. asp?id=20573&d1=0 SandyMD
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12:41pm Mon 14 Feb 11

Walter mitty says...

Thanks for the link sandy,

In my opinion option 3 was better, option 1 is just down to one thing.....COST!!!!

That proposed round a bout is bigger than the village!
Thanks for the link sandy, In my opinion option 3 was better, option 1 is just down to one thing.....COST!!!! That proposed round a bout is bigger than the village! Walter mitty
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5:43pm Mon 14 Feb 11

BarryFundle says...

A bypass of Maidenwells is overdue. However, the proposed route is NOT a bypass.

Building a large roundabout in the middle of a small village and demolishing two properties through compulsory purchase is abhorrent.

The best route would be from the top of St. Daniels Hill (near Windmill Hill Farm where the pylons are), cutting across past Oxland Farm, passing immediately south of Orielton reservoir and rejoining the road near the junction with Orielton field centre.

That would be a bypass.

The chosen proposal has been the favoured option by PCC and NPower from the start. It's cheaper to kick a pensioner out of the cottage she's lived in for decades, demolish her home and build a roundabout on top of it than to commit to anything close to resembling a bypass.

I would have thought bypasses of Pembroke Main Street and Penny Bridge respectively were more pressing concerns.

The latter being very dangerous due to the narrow, undulating road and blind corners. I've had more than my fair share of close encounters of the Chevron kind along there.
A bypass of Maidenwells is overdue. However, the proposed route is NOT a bypass. Building a large roundabout in the middle of a small village and demolishing two properties through compulsory purchase is abhorrent. The best route would be from the top of St. Daniels Hill (near Windmill Hill Farm where the pylons are), cutting across past Oxland Farm, passing immediately south of Orielton reservoir and rejoining the road near the junction with Orielton field centre. That would be a bypass. The chosen proposal has been the favoured option by PCC and NPower from the start. It's cheaper to kick a pensioner out of the cottage she's lived in for decades, demolish her home and build a roundabout on top of it than to commit to anything close to resembling a bypass. I would have thought bypasses of Pembroke Main Street and Penny Bridge respectively were more pressing concerns. The latter being very dangerous due to the narrow, undulating road and blind corners. I've had more than my fair share of close encounters of the Chevron kind along there. BarryFundle
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7:43pm Mon 14 Feb 11

Andrew Lye says...

I must admit that any project is worthwhile, generally.

However, I cannot get my head around the fact that budgets in England are being hacked back and Councils are making huge cuts and cuts is the order of the day in ever sphere of public expenditure.

Am I on a different planet as money seems to be no problem in Pembrokeshire and Wales?

Manchester is cutting 2000 jobs, Birmingham 5000 and services are being cut and every Council is having to make huge cuts.

Maybe we have too much money in Pembrokeshire, when others are putting projects on hold.
I must admit that any project is worthwhile, generally. However, I cannot get my head around the fact that budgets in England are being hacked back and Councils are making huge cuts and cuts is the order of the day in ever sphere of public expenditure. Am I on a different planet as money seems to be no problem in Pembrokeshire and Wales? Manchester is cutting 2000 jobs, Birmingham 5000 and services are being cut and every Council is having to make huge cuts. Maybe we have too much money in Pembrokeshire, when others are putting projects on hold. Andrew Lye
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7:09am Tue 15 Feb 11

BarryFundle says...

Andrew, the project at Maidenwells is being privately financed by N-Power.

You're living in cloud-cuckoo land if you believe that PCC would have done anything about Maidenwells off their own backs.

I live on St. Daniels Hill and the Power Station and Chevron traffic is overwhelming at times.

Pembroke is a lovely, medieval town full of charm and character. Its roads, though, weren't built to cope with the levels of industrial traffic thundering through its narrow streets and approach roads.
Andrew, the project at Maidenwells is being privately financed by N-Power. You're living in cloud-cuckoo land if you believe that PCC would have done anything about Maidenwells off their own backs. I live on St. Daniels Hill and the Power Station and Chevron traffic is overwhelming at times. Pembroke is a lovely, medieval town full of charm and character. Its roads, though, weren't built to cope with the levels of industrial traffic thundering through its narrow streets and approach roads. BarryFundle
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5:13pm Thu 17 Feb 11

Tina2 says...

BarryFundle wrote:
Andrew, the project at Maidenwells is being privately financed by N-Power.

You're living in cloud-cuckoo land if you believe that PCC would have done anything about Maidenwells off their own backs.

I live on St. Daniels Hill and the Power Station and Chevron traffic is overwhelming at times.

Pembroke is a lovely, medieval town full of charm and character. Its roads, though, weren't built to cope with the levels of industrial traffic thundering through its narrow streets and approach roads.
To true Mr Fundle, Pembroke definitely wasn't built to cope with the amount of traffic that goes through it every day.

When I was young some of the traffic use to go past the castle and out of town that way.
[quote][p][bold]BarryFundle[/bold] wrote: Andrew, the project at Maidenwells is being privately financed by N-Power. You're living in cloud-cuckoo land if you believe that PCC would have done anything about Maidenwells off their own backs. I live on St. Daniels Hill and the Power Station and Chevron traffic is overwhelming at times. Pembroke is a lovely, medieval town full of charm and character. Its roads, though, weren't built to cope with the levels of industrial traffic thundering through its narrow streets and approach roads.[/p][/quote]To true Mr Fundle, Pembroke definitely wasn't built to cope with the amount of traffic that goes through it every day. When I was young some of the traffic use to go past the castle and out of town that way. Tina2
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