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HEOL Y GLYN DEVELOPMENT - GLYNNEATH

 

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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

FLOOD RISK  - Historically there has been flooding in the area and the development will increase the flood risk. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

PLANNING PROCESS  - Information on the planning process which is clearly not fit for purpose. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

  SITE HISTORY   - The history of the land and development. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

PLANNING HISTORY  - Links and information relating to the planning history for the development - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

RESOURCES  - Council publications and information relevant to the planning process and council. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

MY CORRUPT COUNCIL - How Neath Port Talbot Council staff and Councillors have undertaken corrupt actions in relation to the Heol y Glyn development. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

VIDEOS

GLYNNEATH CONTAMINATION PLAYLIST - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcqDYTulk8s&list=PLgZICAvXkAMuWdc-mlXvAE3gWErDt88ZH

 

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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).

CLICK HERE FOR THE TEXT & PHOTOS IN THIS VIDEO

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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

RESOURCES FOR THIS VIDEO - CLICK HERE

20/12/2020 00l-cover-up.jpg (375514 bytes) CUDDY GROUP TIPPING HABITS &  NATURAL RESOURCES WALES MISREPRESENTATION - GLYNNEATH CONTAMINATION - NEATH  PORT TALBOT COUNCIL COVER UP

https://youtu.be/IXqYRlqN2iA

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.

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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.

https://youtu.be/a7cMoQ38Ih4

    Glynneath Town Council put forward our concerns to the NPTC planning application P2020/0195 on 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.

https://youtu.be/5Y70RqXE7bc

uploaded 16/2/2021 85-del.jpg (508471 bytes) The purpose of this video is to establish a timeline for Del Morgan's actions since being made aware of potential contamination and/or the tipping of potentially toxic chemical waste. Its purpose is, to make the public aware that information about suspected land contamination and potential illegal tipping by the Cuddy Group, was provided to Councillor Morgan and the Neath Port Talbot planning department as far back as 2016. 

VIDEO RESOURCES - CLICK HERE

VIDEO ON YOUTUBE - https://youtu.be/oErFOvnpdG0

 

MORE INFO & LATEST UPDATES

22/10/2020   COUNCILLOR LEADER STATEMENT

20201022A-WB-NPTC-CLEA-statement-enzo - The council leader made a statement on the council website that was clearly corrupt.

Council Leader Statement on 22 October 2020 - CLICK HERE

22/10/2020   EG-RAC RESPONSE TO COUNCIL LEADERS STATEMENT

We responded with a statement of our own which we published on the council facebook page. - EG-RAC RESPONSE TO COUNCIL LEADERS STATEMENT

25/10/2020   Del Morgan & Simon Knoyle Addendum to the Council Leader's Statement.

 

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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.

26/11/2020     

ENZO THREATENS EG-RAC SPOKESPERSON DAI RICHARDS - CLICK HERE  

  

27/11/2020    

WALES ON-LINE ARTICLE ABOUT ENZO'S TEMPORARY STOP NOTICE - CLICK HERE

 

4/12/2020     

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 
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ENZO APPEALS AGAINST TREE DESTRUCTION DECISION

  

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.

MY CORRUPT COUNCIL - CLICK HERE

CORRUPTION ANALYSIS - PLANNING OFFICER STEVE BALL & RA DECEPTION

6/3/2021   The Neath Port Talbot Council Leader resigned after a recording of his personal views and strategic manipulation of political events was leaked. 

Council FB statement 

8/4/2021   A contactor from Cardiff has been jailed for tipping 'inert' waste in in Somerset - CLICK HERE

Stowey Quarry was only permitted to accept ‘clean’ and ‘non-hazardous’ material including soil and construction waste for recovery purposes – to build bunds and embankments in the quarry.

"The storage and disposal of hazardous material contravened the site’s permit that only allowed clean/inert waste."

3/5/2021   PSP Cluster document delivered to selected members of the Glynneath Town Council

CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE DOCUMENT

Document Conclusion:  “Residents of Brynhyfryd are dying from the rare neurological disorder Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. These deaths are almost certainly due to specified and other
potential unspecified contamination tipped at the Heol y Glyn landfill site. Public officers
who have covered up this contamination are responsible for the unlawful killing of these
residents.”

 

ACCOUNTABILITY

ARE NEATH-PORT TALBOT, THE COUNCIL OF DEATH?  

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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 council are covering up the fact that the planning department have broken regulations by refusing to investigate the actions of the planning department 2008-2010. This contravenes the both the regulations of the council and the purpose and values of Neath Port Talbot Council.

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.

Steve Ball (Planning Development Manager) s.ball@npt.gov.uk  01639 686727 - COMPLAINT 1

Mr Ceri Morris, (Head of Planning and Public Protection) - c.morris1@npt.gov.uk  01639 686 681

Nicola Pearce (Director of Environment and Regeneration) n.pearce@npt.gov.uk  01639 686668

Councillor Rob Jones (Council Leader), cllr.r.g.jones@npt.gov.uk  01639 681253

Councillor Del Morgan (Glynneath), cllr.j.d.morgan@npt.gov.uk  01639 722300 

Councillor Simon Knoyle, Glynneath, cllr.s.a.knoyle@npt.gov.uk  07968 386108

   

 

RESOURCES / USEFUL INFORMATION

NPTC PURPOSE & VALUES
    
NPTC CODE OF CONDUCT
   
NPTC CONTAMINATED LAND INFO
   
OTHER CONTAMINATED LAND INFO
   
PLANNING INFO
 
PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

LINKS

Glynneath Town Council - CLICK HERE
 
NPTCBC Planning website - https://www.npt.gov.uk/planningonline

        

Planning Committee home page - CLICK HERE

         

Council Planning Application page  -  CLICK HERE

APPLICATION REFERENCE P2020/0195 -  https://www.npt.gov.uk/planningonline  -  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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