A great result for all those who have campaigned over the months and years against another enormous opencast adjacent to the controversial Ffos-y-Fran site.
Today’s planning hearing for Miller Argent’s proposal to mine 6 million tonnes from the Nant Llesg site gave the best possible result.
The councillors voted unanimously against the proposal and the decision has now been deferred to a hearing on the 4th August for refusal. The planning team will write up the planning reasons for rejection and there will be a vote on them. The application was recommended for approval by the planning officers who seemed keen to push this, the councillors could not completely reject the application today as it had been recommended for approval.
It is possible that the mine could be approved in the August meeting, but unlikely.
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