In its response to the Welsh Government, the Vale council said: “The Vale of Glamorgan, directly to the west of Cardiff, faces extreme pressure for growth in response to demands from Cardiff given their close proximity and strong transport connections.

“However this has resulted in significant environmental effects in the eastern part of the Vale of Glamorgan in particular, where transport infrastructure is struggling to cope with the demands.”

A Welsh Government spokesman said: “The closing date for consultation responses is November 15 and it would be inappropriate to comment further. The council’s comments will be considered alongside all other comments. We will issue a report on the consultation outlining any changes we propose to make in due course.” /emaillocker]