Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Celtic Energy opencast plans hit the buffers

Welcome news - Celtic Energy have withdrawn proposals for an opencast mine in Pyle.

This announcement is good news for the communities surrounding the planned mine. The opencast would have had a hugely detrimental impact on people in the Pyle and Margam areas. There is an alternative to opencast mining at Parc Slip. Celtic can now sink the deep mine as they said they would.

The plans put forward by Celtic Energy were completely unsuitable for the area in which the mine would have stood and campaigners will be very happy that the company has made this decision.

I have been working closely with local residents and campaign groups to ensure that their quality of life was not adversely affected by the proposal. I am sure they will be pleased that our hard work has paid off.


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