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Britain’s most fly-tipped road is finally going to be cleared

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Britain's most fly-tipped road is finally going to be cleared
It was built in the 1990s to provide access to a mobile phone factory but the project was abandoned and the road with it (Picture: SWNS)

A fly-tipping hot spot that is home for ‘rats as big as cats’ is finally going to be cleared after 20 years.

The road, just off the A48 in Newport, south Wales, was built in the 1990s to provide access to a mobile phone factory, but the project was abandoned and the road with it.

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Since then, the two-mile ‘road to nowhere’ has been used as a filming location for Dr Who, but has garnered even more fame as a fly-tipper’s paradise.

The dual carriageway is piled high with tyres, old sofas, broken furniture and bin bags filled with rotting food.

Brian Miles, 60, who lives nearby said the state of the road is ‘horrendous’.

He said: ‘There are thousands upon thousands of tonnes of waste down there and it just grows. Nothing ever gets taken away.

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‘As far as I’m aware it has never been used.

‘The only time I have ever seen it used is when the BBC filmed episodes of Doctor Who.

‘The rubbish isn’t just all over the road. If you go into the shrubland you will find lots more.’

An abandoned road where miles of rubbish has been dumped is finally set to be cleared after years of campaigning. The abandoned stretch of dual carriageway off the A48 in Coedkernew, Newport, has seen huge amounts of illegal dumping in the past 20 years. Coedkernew, Wales. 13 October 2021. See SWNS story SWMDrubbish. Staggering images show the full extent of 20 years' worth of fly-tipping, as a local council announce the infamous dumping ground is set to be cleared. The stretch of road off the A48 in Coedkernow, Newport, was meant to house a nearby hi-tech factory that never opened in the mid 2000s ??? but now, Newport Council have vowed to finally clear the waste. Over the years people having used this ???road to nowhere??? to fly tip their rubbish, including piles of tyres as well as domestic, industrial and building waste. Old sofas and other household appliances have also been left to rot, which has attracted vermin on the overgrown stretch of land. So renowned for fly-tipping and waste, the BBC decided to film there for Doctor Who nearly 20 years ago. But now, after years of campaigning by residents and local activists, Newport Council will remove after a contract was granted to GD Environmental, who will carry out the work.
After years of waste piling up Newport Council has vowed to clear the abandoned road off the A48 (Picture: SWNS)
An abandoned road where miles of rubbish has been dumped is finally set to be cleared after years of campaigning. The abandoned stretch of dual carriageway off the A48 in Coedkernew, Newport, has seen huge amounts of illegal dumping in the past 20 years. Coedkernew, Wales. 13 October 2021. See SWNS story SWMDrubbish. Staggering images show the full extent of 20 years' worth of fly-tipping, as a local council announce the infamous dumping ground is set to be cleared. The stretch of road off the A48 in Coedkernow, Newport, was meant to house a nearby hi-tech factory that never opened in the mid 2000s ??? but now, Newport Council have vowed to finally clear the waste. Over the years people having used this ???road to nowhere??? to fly tip their rubbish, including piles of tyres as well as domestic, industrial and building waste. Old sofas and other household appliances have also been left to rot, which has attracted vermin on the overgrown stretch of land. So renowned for fly-tipping and waste, the BBC decided to film there for Doctor Who nearly 20 years ago. But now, after years of campaigning by residents and local activists, Newport Council will remove after a contract was granted to GD Environmental, who will carry out the work.
Local people are delighted with the news (Picture: SWNS)
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But after years of waste piling up, Newport Council has vowed to clear the site.

It comes after two men from Cardiff were caught illegally dumping waste and successfully prosecuted and fined.

The council has also issued five fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping offences and seized two vehicles involved in dumping waste.

Neighbour Gwen Evans, 73, said it’s a ‘huge relief’, adding: ‘Finally, after all this time, the council are finally going to clean it up.‘

An abandoned road where miles of rubbish has been dumped is finally set to be cleared after years of campaigning. The abandoned stretch of dual carriageway off the A48 in Coedkernew, Newport, has seen huge amounts of illegal dumping in the past 20 years. Coedkernew, Wales. 13 October 2021. See SWNS story SWMDrubbish. Staggering images show the full extent of 20 years' worth of fly-tipping, as a local council announce the infamous dumping ground is set to be cleared. The stretch of road off the A48 in Coedkernow, Newport, was meant to house a nearby hi-tech factory that never opened in the mid 2000s ??? but now, Newport Council have vowed to finally clear the waste. Over the years people having used this ???road to nowhere??? to fly tip their rubbish, including piles of tyres as well as domestic, industrial and building waste. Old sofas and other household appliances have also been left to rot, which has attracted vermin on the overgrown stretch of land. So renowned for fly-tipping and waste, the BBC decided to film there for Doctor Who nearly 20 years ago. But now, after years of campaigning by residents and local activists, Newport Council will remove after a contract was granted to GD Environmental, who will carry out the work.
The clean-up operation will start with the removal of all tyres and hazardous waste from the abandoned road (Picture: SWNS)
An abandoned road where miles of rubbish has been dumped is finally set to be cleared after years of campaigning. The abandoned stretch of dual carriageway off the A48 in Coedkernew, Newport, has seen huge amounts of illegal dumping in the past 20 years. Coedkernew, Wales. 13 October 2021. See SWNS story SWMDrubbish. Staggering images show the full extent of 20 years' worth of fly-tipping, as a local council announce the infamous dumping ground is set to be cleared. The stretch of road off the A48 in Coedkernow, Newport, was meant to house a nearby hi-tech factory that never opened in the mid 2000s ??? but now, Newport Council have vowed to finally clear the waste. Over the years people having used this ???road to nowhere??? to fly tip their rubbish, including piles of tyres as well as domestic, industrial and building waste. Old sofas and other household appliances have also been left to rot, which has attracted vermin on the overgrown stretch of land. So renowned for fly-tipping and waste, the BBC decided to film there for Doctor Who nearly 20 years ago. But now, after years of campaigning by residents and local activists, Newport Council will remove after a contract was granted to GD Environmental, who will carry out the work.
Rats ‘as big as house cats’ have been seen roaming the abandoned road looking for food to eat (Picture: SWNS)

‘There was a time you could see rats as big as house cats roaming the road looking for old food to eat. It was a health hazard.

‘My only question to the council is why on earth it has taken so long to finally get round to cleaning it up?

‘People living nearby would also like some kind of reassurance that it’s not just going to pile up again.’

The clean-up operation will start with the removal of all tyres and hazardous waste from the abandoned road. The rest of the rubbish will be recycled.

Enhanced security and CCTV will also be installed and remain on location to prevent further fly-tipping.

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