A BUS layby and shelter is to be constructed on a Barry road currently used by one service - at a cost of more than £86,000.

Vale Council managing director, Sian Davies exercised her emergency powers to include the Premier Inn bus layby and shelter, costing £86,635, as one of the authority’s S106 capital schemes so that design and works can begin as soon as possible.

Maslin Park, Barry Island, will get £43,000, footpath improvements in Cowbridge £72,525 and Llanfair primary school £40,000.

Vale Council cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Lis Burnett said the authority had recently received funds due as part of the S106 requirement for the Barry Premier Inn development which would be used to construct a bus stop and bus layby. Construction is due to begin in early 2015.

She said: “The Vale of Glamorgan Council works to ensure that all visitors to Barry as well as local residents have access to a range of transport options. Providing bus stops and other facilities for public transport is essential to this work.

“The number 90 bus currently serves the area surrounding the hotel and adjacent restaurant in Barry Waterfront. It is anticipated that once the new Barry Island link road is completed in 2015 a number of additional bus services will also use this route.

“Ensuring the best possible access to Barry Island is important to the current administration and we are using all available means to achieve this for visitors and residents. The link road and its public transport infrastructure will be central to these efforts. As well as providing a new direct route to the Island, the link road will provide a genuine choice of travel options for those visiting one of South Wales’ prime summer attractions.”