TALKS are still taking place about the prospect of the proposed Pant-Llanymynech becoming a reality.

Earlier this year a commitment to build the bypass was included within the UK Government’s Budget.

The announcement by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said the UK Government would be allocating £10million of funding into consultation for the long-awaited bypass on the A483 between Llanymynech and Pant. The plans also feature extensive improvements to road infrastructure along the A5 into Shropshire and North Wales.

When asked by the County Times at the Welsh Government's daily coronavirus press conference what progress was being made towards the bypass being built, The Minister for Economy and Transport Ken Skates said it is still being discussed.

Mr Skates said: "I need to have further discussions with Highways England, UK Government Ministers and most importantly local authorities on both sides of the border regarding this particular scheme and other cross-border road schemes.

"I met with all interested political stakeholders late last year to discuss this particular scheme. There would be benefits for Wales from UK Government investment in a bypass, primarily which is based within England, and we're also looking at how we can work together on improvements to the A5, the A483, recognising that cross-border connectivity is hugely important."