2 February 2022
Request for Information – ATISN 16030
Thank you for your request for information dated 28 January.
You have asked for a copy of the ecological report that was produced for the A40 Llanddewi Velfrey by-pass. You are particularly interested in information relating to the stretch from the Bethal chapel to Fynnon Chapel on the A40.
I can confirm that we hold the information requested. However, the information is considered exempt from disclosure under Section 21 – Information reasonably accessible by other means of the Freedom of Information Act.
The full Environmental Statement for the A40 Llanddewi Velfrey to Penblewin Improvements Scheme is available via the Welsh Government Scheme website.
Information relating to your query can be found in the A40 Llanddewi Velfrey to Penblewin Improvements Environmental Statement, Volume 1. Chapter 8 – ‘Ecology and Nature Conservation’ which assesses the likely effects of the Scheme on ecological resources within the study area and surrounding vicinity and; Chapter 9 – ‘Landscape and Visual Effects’ which presents the findings of the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) for the Scheme. View both chapters.
You may also wish to note that all of the technical appendices that inform Chapters 8 and 9 of the A40 Llanddewi Velfrey to Penblewin Improvements Environmental Statement can be found in Volume 3C: Technical Appendices.
If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response. Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at:
Information Rights Unit, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ or Email: Freedom.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.
You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.