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Public consultation on designating quiet areas across South Wales
Four local authorities, Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff, have submitted lists of their selected quiet areas, based on local amenity value. The places being consulted on now are large, public spaces such as Heath Park, Cardiff and Cwmdonkin Park, Swansea.
The consultation is seeking views on whether these proposed areas should be designated as quiet areas. Once an area has been designated it is protected from increases in noise by the Environmental Noise Directive and planning policy.
Environment Minister, John Griffiths said:
“It is important that people living and working in large urban areas have access to quiet areas where they can relax, unwind and enjoy time with family and friends.
“Many of the areas in this consultation are home to birds and other wildlife. The Welsh Government values the role these areas play in their neighbourhoods and is committed to preserving them for the future.”