This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'M4 Relief Road Cost'.



 
 
Adran yr Economi a Thrafnidiaeth  
Department for Economy and Transport 
 
  
 
 
 
Ein cyf/Our ref  ATISN 15189 
 
  
  
  Mr Jonathan Edwards 
 
 
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2 June 2021 
 
  
 Dear Mr Edwards  
  
Request for Information – ATISN 15189 
 
Thank you for your request for information dated 2 June.  You have asked for: 
 
1.  A breakdown of all the costs associated with the scrapped M4 relief road over the 
last 10 years including the full cost of the inquiry, any planning costs, consultancy 
fees and legal costs. 
 
Please let me know if this is not an accurate description of the information you have 
requested.  
 
You will receive a response by 30 June.  If you have any queries about this request, 
please do not hesitate to contact me at the address below.  Please remember to quote 
the reference number above in any future correspondence.   
 
I think this one is pretty straight forward all the letters are published on the Welsh 
Government website. These can be found here: Letters from the Welsh Government to 
the UK travel industry and UK ministers about local lockdowns in Wales | 
GOV.WALESI think this one is pretty straight forward all the letters are published on the 
Welsh Government website. These can be found here: Letters from the Welsh Government to 
the UK travel industry and UK ministers about local lockdowns in Wales | GOV.WALES 
 
 
 
Please note: the Welsh Government is facing unprecedented challenges during 
the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  As a result resources, both finances and 
people, are being diverted away from many of our usual activities to deal with 
the pandemic. This will undoubtedly impact on our ability to comply with the 
normal requirements for information rights work and as a result you may 
experience delays when making information rights requests during the 
pandemic.  We thank you for your understanding during this time.  The following 

 
Llywodraeth Cymru /  
Welsh Government 
Parc Cathays / Cathays Park 
 
 
CF10 3NQ 
FOI.EconomyandInfrastructure@gov.wales 
 
 
 
Rydym yn croesawu derbyn gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg.  Byddwn yn ateb gohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg yn Gymraeg ac ni 
fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.  
We welcome receiving correspondence in Welsh.  Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and 
corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.  
 
 

is a link to the blog page of the Information Commissioner’s web site where you 
can find an article entitled “FOI and the coronavirus: a measured approach” 
 
https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/icos-blog-on-its-information-
rights-work/ 
 
The request you sent me contains personal information about you - for example, your 
name and address. The Welsh Government will be the data processor for this 
information and, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, it will be 
processed in order to fulfil our public task and meet our legal obligations under the Act 
to provide you with a response. We will only use this personal information to deal with 
your request and any matters which arise as a result of it. We will keep your personal 
information and all other information relating to your request for three years from the 
date on which your request is finally closed.  Your personal information will then be 
disposed of securely. 
 
Under data protection legislation, you have the right:   
 
•  to be informed of the personal data we hold about you and to access it 
•  require us to rectify inaccuracies in that data 
•  to (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing 
•  for (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’ 
•  to (in certain circumstances) data portability 
•  to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who is our 
independent regulator for data protection 
 
For further information about the information which the Welsh Government holds and 
its use, or if you wish to exercise your rights under the GDPR, please contact:  Data 
Protection Officer, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, CARDIFF, CF10 3NQ or e-mail 
DataProtectionOfficer@gov.wales.  
 
The address for the Information Commissioner’s Office is:  Wycliffe House, Water 
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Phone numbers are 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 
1113.  Electronic contact details are at https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/.  
 
Any information released under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or Environmental 
Information Regulations 2004 will be listed in the Welsh Government’s Disclosure Log 
(at https://gov.wales/about/open-government/freedom-of-
information/responses/?lang=en).
 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
 
Matthew Jones 
Transport official