The NSDR is recognised by Newport City Council (NCC) as its highest single priority scheme for the improvement of Newport's principal highway network.
As indicated in the publication titled "The Big Picture" by Waste and Resources Action Programme, the NSDR Scheme saved a considerable amount of cost ([pounds sterling]2.0 M) by using recycled material and secondary aggregates instead of purchasing primary materials (WRAP 2004a, 2004b).
The use of recycled material did not incur additional capital or maintenance expenditure for the NSDR project; however, it did result in direct cost savings in construction costs, carbon emissions, avoiding landfill costs and health benefits from reduced emissions of PM10 (particles measuring 10 mm or less).
The Concessioners' outstanding eco-friendly performance and drive to promote environmental best practice throughout the whole project cycles in the NSDR and A92 PFI road projects gave a series of successes at sustainability awards.
Morgan Vinci, a joint venture between Morgan Est and construction company Vinci Grands Projects, took two prizes at the Green Apple Environmental Awards for its work on the Newport Southern Distributor Road (NSDR).
The NSDR holds and shares details of people dismissed from a company while under suspicion of:
"One of the key issues with the NSDR is that it will include details of workers who have only been accused of theft and dishonesty, regardless of whether they have been convicted of any crime or whether the police were ever contacted.
Once added to the NSDR it is likely that a worker's job prospects will be severely limited, even if they never committed the crime of which they were accused.