A £192,000 Welsh Government ‘Green Infrastructure Grant’ will be used to improve Barry’s Court Road roundabout area, one of the access points for Barry town centre.

The Court Road roundabout is a junction for a number of main roads between the town centre and the east end – including Gladstone Road, Court Road and Morel Street.

Plans for the area include reducing the amount of concrete pavement and replacing them with green spaces that will soak up rainwater and reduce water running downhill towards Weston Square, an area affected by the Barry floods in 2007.

Other environmentally friendly plans include an increase in trees along Barry’s main roads to give them a greener and more friendly feel.


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Vale and Barry Town councillor, Ian Johnson said: “This is a Vale council project to improve one of the town centre’s access points and one of its busiest roundabouts.

“Increasing the amount of green space will improve the area, reducing the amount of concrete, as well as reducing the impact of heavy rains on Cadoxton, further down the hill.

“I look forward to the Vale council being able to carry out these works in a way which doesn’t affect the traffic flows through the roundabout and delivering an environmentally friendly and pleasant entrance to Barry town centre.”