ENZO DEVELOPMENT - GLYNNEATH
CONTAMINATED LAND - In 2008 the land was tested as contaminated and the Cuddy Group redefined the land as brownfield which avoided further testing. The Neath Port Talbot Council should failed to follow the protocol as defined in their Contaminated Land Strategy. This failure to follow the contaminated land process breached the 1990 Environmental Protection Act. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
HISTORICALLY LANDFILL - The land on which the development is to be built has been historically a landfill site for the majority of the last 100 years, this includes being a council ash tip. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
CUDDY GROUP TIPPING HABITS & NATURAL RESOURCES WALES
MISREPRESENTATION - GLYNNEATH CONTAMINATION - NEATH PORT
TALBOT COUNCIL COVER UP
In this video, we see how the Neath Port-Talbot Council Planning Development Manager Steve Ball has grossly misrepresented the role of Natural Resources Wales in the planning process for the Heol y Glyn development. This is evidence he is presenting as factual to the Planning Committee. We believe that the reason he does this is to cover up Planning Department malpractice which allowed the Cuddy Group to tip on the site unregulated and to provide the Planning Committee with a sense of lawfulness for the development and in particular the illegal tipping habits of the Cuddy Group. The Cuddy Group were tipping at the Heol y Glyn site from 2005 to 2016 while Natural Resources Wales was founded in 2013 and the Cuddy Group's first NRW licence dates from August 2014 by which time the majority of tipped material had been brought onto the site.
GLYNNEATH CONTAMINATION - NEATH-PORT TALBOT COUNCIL COVER-UP
youtube video: https://youtu.be/OcqDYTulk8s
This video shows how the Neath Port Talbot Council breached the 1990 Environmental Protection Act and placed the health and lives of the residents of the following Glynneath streets at risk from untreated contaminated land:
Waun Gron, Brynhyfryd, Woodland Park, & Heol y Glyn and Inter Valley Road (A4109).
|uploaded 10/11/2020||GLYNNEATH REPRESENTATIONS AT NEATH PORT TALBOT COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING 8 SEPTEMBER 2020
youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg8lEbX_BRY
Simon Knoyle, Dai Richards and Del Morgan represent Glynneath residents at the Neath-Port Talbot Council meeting on 8 September 2020. This videos is composed mainly of the representations of Councillor Del Morgan, Councillor Simon Knoyle and Dai Richards of the East Glynneath - Residents against Contamination group. I have left in some other relevant information such as contamination and trees and a few links.
For the full section of the meeting that related to planning application 2020/0195 - CLICK HERE
For the full meeting on the NPTC you-tube channel - CLICK HERE
|GLYNNEATH CONTAMINATION - TOWN
COUNCIL MEETING 27 OCTOBER 2020 - ITEM 17
EAST GLYNNEATH RESIDENTS AGAINST CONTAMINATION CORRESPONDENCE AND ASSOCIATED REPORT
Every Glynneath Town Councillor in this video is aware that Neath Port Talbot Council broke the land contamination rules in 2009 resulting in an above normal level of carcinogens remaining in the soil at the Heol-y-Glyn site. The soil should have been cleaned up or tested further once contamination of this level was found. The increased contamination and safety recommendations to protect Glynneath residents that were ignored has endangered the lives of Glynneath families for at least the last 12 years. It is possible that there are deaths in the East Glynneath area that may be related to this contamination and the ignored safety recommendations.
|Glynneath Town Council put forward our concerns to the NPTC planning application P2020/0195 o 28 July 2020. "The Glynneath Town Council is concerned about resident's reports of illegal tipping of chemical waste on the site and of its historical use as a domestic and industrial landfill site since the 1940s. We would like to see a thorough investigation of the land for actual and potential contamination of the site down to its natural ground level". Both Councillors Del Morgan and Simon Knoyle were uncommitted.|
MORE INFO & LATEST UPDATES
ENZO PULL OUT OF DEVELOPMENT
According to Facebook user Matt William, Enzo have pulled out of the development. See Enzo update received by him below.
WALES ON-LINE ARTICLE ABOUT ENZO'S TEMPORARY STOP NOTICE - CLICK HERE
ENZO PUTS DEVELOPMENT LAND UP FOR SALE - WALES ON-LINE ARTICLE - CLICK HERE
|Have Natural Resources Wales and Neath Port Talbot Council shared information with Enzo that points towards the tipping of toxic waste at the Heol y Glyn site? - CLICK HERE|
|6/1/2021||ENZO APPEALS AGAINST TREE
Enzo Sauro is in court this week (6 Jan 2021) attempting to overturn his fine for the destruction of 73 protected trees in his Penllegaer development. - CLICK HERE
His appeal is eventually overruled
|26/1/2021||MY CORRUPT COUNCIL
What is clear from my dealings with Neath Port Talbot Council is that corrupt actions are the standard practice of employees and councillors. I pay £2000 a year for the privilege of the council placing my property and family in danger. I have started making an analysis of the corrupt actions and the forms of corruption at Neath Port Talbot Council. Please click on the link below for more info.
| ARE NEATH-PORT TALBOT,
THE COUNCIL OF DEATH?
DUMPING 1940-2017 - Several residents of the area witnessed what they believe to be suspicious activity happening at the site while it was under the ownership of the Cuddy Group. This includes the presence of barrels believed to be of chemical waste.
Activities of the Cuddy Group included:
Tipping in the middle of the night / early morning, residents were woken regularly at 2.00 and 3.00am to the sound of lorries tipping waste.
Tipping into deep holes, special deep holes which were dug by machines and then waste was tipped into them and the holes were refilled.
The land was proven to be contaminated in 2008 and the test showed that around 65% of the soil at the site was contaminated, however some of the contamination may have been from the site's historical use as a council 'ash' tip, it is not known when exactly tipping commenced at the site but it is known that it was an actively being tipped on circa 1940.
PLANNING MISCONDUCT 2008-2010 - The Neath Port Talbot Council planning team have deliberately placed the lives of Glynneath residents at risk in 2010 by not following the laws and regulations relating to contaminated land. The planning department in 2010 hid the fact that the land at the Heol-y-Glyn site is contaminated with grade 1 classified carcinogens which breaches the Environmental Protection Act 1990. CLICK HERE FOR THIS INFORMATION
COUNCIL COVER UP - 2020 -
The following members of Neath Port Talbot Council have been made aware of this and they either continue to hide this council misconduct by committing misconduct/malpractice themselves or they are in a position to question the actions of the planning department by their elected representation and are refusing to communicate or do anything about it.
Mr Ceri Morris, (Head of Planning and Public Protection) - firstname.lastname@example.org 01639 686 681
Nicola Pearce (Director of Environment and Regeneration) email@example.com 01639 686668
RESOURCES / USEFUL INFORMATION
|NPTC PURPOSE & VALUES|
|NPTC CODE OF CONDUCT|
|NPTC CONTAMINATED LAND INFO|
|OTHER CONTAMINATED LAND INFO|
|NPTCBC Planning website - https://www.npt.gov.uk/planningonline|
|Planning Committee home page - CLICK HERE|
|Council Planning Application page - CLICK HERE|
|Exchange of emails with the planning department at NPTC - CLICK HERE|
|Steve Ball - Planning Development Manager complaint - CLICK HERE|
|Link to BBC website Enzo fined for felling tree - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-50061303|
|Wales On-line article about the plans being passed - CLICK HERE|
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