Welcome To the DINAS POWYS BY-PASS Website


The only reason for this site to exist, quite simply is that for 88 years (yes, since 1928) residents of the oldest community in the Vale of Glamorgan – the Dinas Powis Hundreds – have campaigned for a by-pass for their village. A village that has swollen from under 4.500 around 40 years ago to over 9,000 today – to become the largest village in Wales. Map Dinas Powys By-pass.

It sits midway between the largest town (Barry – pop 52,000) and the largest City in Wales, Cardiff (pop, 350,000).  Car and light vehicle road transport has increased over 400% since 1954 yet the roads connecting Dinas Powys have remained a single A Road (A4055) and four roads  that are primarily single track.