THE head of the developer behind the scrapped Circuit of Wales project is continuing to refuse to allow a report into him and other members of the company to be publicly released.

The long-awaited £425 million scheme was thrown out for the third and final time in June over concerns around the amount it would cost the taxpayer. And last week the Welsh Government released a series of reports on which it had based the decision not to move forward with the project.

But a Fit and Proper Person report, which assessed whether a number of the main figures at developers the Heads of the Valleys Development Company were appropriately qualified and capable as well as of good character, was not released as chief executive Michael Carrick had not given consent to them being made publicly available.

Speaking in the Senedd this week Plaid Cymru AM Adam Price, who has repeatedly raised concerns over the way the Welsh Government handled the scheme, asked economy and infrastructure secretary Ken Skates when the report would be released.

Mr Skates replied Mr Carrick had been provided with a copy of the report in May, before the decision was made to scrap the project, and had said it contained “areas of concern for him and his colleagues”.

He added Mr Carrick wrote to the Welsh Government last month stating “they would emphasise that this not be released”.

“I made it clear in my statement last week in relation to the fit and proper person test report, we have been unable to publish either in full or in summary because Michael Carrick has not yet consented to its release,” he said.

“Following publication of the due diligence documents last Friday, Welsh Government wrote again to Michael Carrick on October 6 with a further copy of the redacted report, and asked again if he would consider the matter and advise whether he was content for the Welsh Government to make this material publicly available.

"Martin Whitaker, the chief executive of Circuit of Wales, responded and made it clear on Monday, October 9, that ‘Our position remains unchanged in that we decline any consent for the release of the report’."

“He also said: ‘We refer to the Head of the Valleys Development Company, Aventa and all of the individuals mentioned and referred to in the report’.”

Aventa is a consultancy, also owned by Mr Carrick, which played a central role in the development of the Circuit of Wales, which cost Welsh taxpayers more than £9.3 million. Mr Carrick declined to comment.