HEOL Y GLYN DEVELOPMENT - GLYNNEATH
The Glynneath Deomocide
|There are now 13 potential recent deaths through toxic waste poisoning that we know of. (updated 1/1/24). Additional historical potential deaths have not been included in this image and other potential deaths that may relate to the toxic waste dump have not been researched. The deaths include 6 people in the space of 4 houses at the closest point to the site. These include June Wehko who tells of the transmission of dust from the site in this video. - https://youtu.be/IxuGMj-lKgo
In the words of a local resident who lives overlooking the Heol y Glyn Development:
"only an idiot would buy a house there".
I don't suppose that's true because someone living outside the area would only see a new house. What they won't see is a history of the tipping of domestic and industrial waste at the site for the majority of the last 85+ years. They won't know what's underneath the. Residents surrounding the site however, know exactly what's been going on, although we have no idea what industrial waste has been tipped, we know its likely to be very dangerous and we know that people have died from cancer, heart attacks and neurodegenerative disorders. We know that children have been born with mutations, and we also know that the local councils Glynneath Town Council and Neath Port Talbot Council are covering up toxic waste tests, and that they point blank refuse to follow contaminated land protocol in relation to the site.
Neath Port Talbot Council and Glynneath Town Council have for the last three years been covering up the criminal actions of unscrupulous developers whose only goal is to make as much money as they can from building a housing estate on top of a toxic waste dump. The fact that local residents are almost certainly dying because of the toxic waste means nothing to them.
We have been dealing with a web of corruption that includes all the government agencies with e stake in the matter, however the problem is caused in the main by corruption within the community, the two main political figures Del Morgan (Plaid Cymru / National Party of Wales) and Simon Knoyle (Glynneath Rugby and Football Club Coalition) are working against the people to support local government and developer corruption and their supporters, some of whom are potentially causing their own death and/or the death of their families.
My name is Dai Richards and since 2015 I and others in our groups, the East Glynneath Residents Against Contamination and the Glynneath Residents Against Contamination have been fighting for our safety, we have been questioning the reasoning behind the actions of developers, their agents and public officials..................
No-one without exception gives us honest answers. I have discovered that..................
In a series of planning approvals between 2008 and 2010 - The Council failed to follow contaminated land protocol at the site and ignored a human health risk assessment. Through a series of planning applications and approvals, the council allowed / worked with the Cuddy Group to change the nature of the land, ignoring contamination that was above the safety guidelines. We submitted a draft report to the council that identified this in September 2020. The council blocked us in October 2020 from any form of communication and to this day they refuse to provide contrary evidence to the report's findings. - council-of-death-report - CLICK HERE
Consequential deaths - The consequence of allowing a demolition and asbestos removal contractor (Cuddy Group Ltd) to tip further unlicensed and unregulated waste has almost certainly caused the deaths of residents surrounding the site. The Cuddy Group tipped further unregulated waste without following the safety measures, dust suppression etc. suggested in a human health risk assessment. In the 14 years that the Cuddy group tipped at the site, there is no evidence of any groundwork in relation to a development, no sign of a house being built, and no materials with which to build houses were brought on to site. following the second death of a member of our group from a rare neuro-degenerative disorder that can be linked to contamination, we submitted a report to the Glynneath Town Council for referring to the relevant health or regulatory authorities. Glynneath Town Councillors destroyed this document and it was never referred. psp-report - CLICK HERE
P2020/0195 - October / November 2020 - Despite reports from several residents that the developer Enzo Homes was breaking planning conditions, the Council refused to investigate residents reports and allowed Enzo Homes to spread contaminated land around the site and remove some to an unlicensed facility in Powys. Contamination was exposed and was misrepresented by the council when they imposed conditions on Enzo Homes and this and has/is potentially killing residents as we speak. In December 2020, we reported the NPT Council Leader to the police for covering up the Corporate Manslaughter of Glynneath residents, to potentially include the actress Ruth Madoc and her husband John Jackson. CLICK HERE FOR THIS REPORT
Sometime in the Future - The plans P2020/0863 were passed in March 2021 without going through the relevant committee process for no other reason than to remove the safety conditions of testing for chemical contamination on a spoil heap that had already been tested and found to be contaminated in 2008 and in October 2020. This action by Neath Port Talbot Council breaks the 1990 Environmental Protection Act. The same spoil heap has had eyewitness reports of barrels of toxic waste buried in the heap. These plans, P2020/0863 allow the developer to move this spoil heap estimated at 21,000 cubic metres containing toxins next to properties bordering the site. During this process toxic waste will become exposed and dangerous chemicals will become airborne and affect residents living nearby. P2020/0863 is part of the current planning application P2021/0546 that is awaiting decision (last checked 5/6/2023).
TIMELINE OF MAJOR INCIDENTS - INCOMPLETE - PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FRONT - The Heol y Glyn landfill site in Glynneath was initially a council ash tip established in 1937, it was given planning approval for a substantial housing development in 1990. The site was bought circa 2000 by the Cuddy Group Ltd, a demolition and asbestos removal specialist. Further housing development plans were submitted by the Cuddy group and over a period of around 14 years they tipped at the site, without any sign of a housing development infrastructure taking place. It became obvious to our residents group that the Cuddy Group were clearly using the land to tip industrial waste with the development as a front allowing them to tip unregulated waste. In 2016 we prevented further waste being tipped and in 2017 we successfully objected to a planning approval for the Cuddy Group to tip an additional 5 metres higher without due consideration to a housing development.
CONTAMINATION HIDDEN - In 2008 the soil was chemically tested and contamination above safety guidelines was found. In a series of planning applications this contamination remained at the site and the suggested remediation avoided by the re-classification of the land. Following the bankruptcy of the Cuddy Group Ltd, the land was bought by the unscrupulous developer Enzo Homes who broke several conditions in relation to a planning approval and the UK laws 1974 Control of Pollution Act and 1990 Environmental Protection Act. This resulted in the spreading of contaminated soil around the site and the movement of toxic waste towards the general population of Glynneath.
COUNCIL CORRUPTION - Corrupt planning officials and unscrupulous developers have been supported by the local county councillors, one of whom owns a construction industry consultancy and so a coalition of corrupt public officials, development agents and developers has formed, all working to cover-up the historical malpractice relating to the development and any toxic waste that has been tipped at the site.
DEATH OF RESIDENTS - Subsequent deaths of residents living in properties closest the site and more recent chemical testing point towards the tipping of extremely hazardous waste at the site. Information relating to the resident deaths has been destroyed by local councillors before reaching the Town Council clerk. The cover-up of council malpractice and corruption is ongoing and we, the local residents have built this website to organise information in our fight for the right to live in a safe environment.
This is a group of corrupt public officials and unscrupulous companies / individuals who are or have worked together to support the potential social murder and corporate manslaughter of Glynneath residents...... MORE - CLICK HERE
We take the meaning of Democide from the Collins Dictonary
A research report that identifies how the Neath-Port Talbot Council Planning Department broke the 1990 Environmental Protection Act when they failed to follow the protocol documented in their Contaminated Land Strategy.
The report has been submitted to Neath-Port Talbot County Borough Council, Glynneath Town Council & Natural Resources Wales. These organisations refuse to accept responsibility for their role in government or to provide a counter analysis on the purpose of this document which is:
"This report is being submitted to the members of Neath-Port Talbot Council for the verification of information and the opportunity to provide counter evidence to the information and allegations made in this document."
MORE INFORMATION SURROUNDING THIS REPORT
A research report on how residents from the houses surrounding the Heol y Glyn landfill site in Glynneath are dying of rare neurodegenerative disorders that is almost certainly linked to ground contamination that is being covered up by public officials.
This report has been submitted to Neath-Port Talbot County
Borough Council, Glynneath Town Council & Natural Resources Wales.
These organisations refuse to provide a counter analysis on this document, the
conclusion of which is:
CONTAMINATED LAND - In 2008 the land was tested as contaminated and the Cuddy Group redefined the land as brownfield. The Neath Port Talbot Council should have either then tested the land further to check if it was a special site or approved a planning application that included a remediation process. They did neither, the council 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
MY CORRUPT COUNCIL - We are building a sub-section in an attempt to record and understand the methods that Neath Port Talbot Council staff and Councillors have used in making corrupt actions in relation to the Heol y Glyn development. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
|GLYNNEATH DEMOCIDE - BRYNHYFYD RESIDENT EVIDENCE - TRANSMISSION OF TOXINS THROUGH DUST - A video of June Wehko talking about the problems she had with the Cuddy Group It includes information about the transmission of toxic waste through dust. Both June and her husband Glen passed away earlier this year (2023).
Nigel Taylor - resident Brynhyfryd, Glynneath - resident evidence
in relation to the tipping of barrels in the Heol y Glyn
landfill site, an interview conducted from his place of
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GLYNNEATH CONTAMINATION - NEATH-PORT TALBOT COUNCIL COVER-UP
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).
|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
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 - 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.
NEATH-PORT TALBOT COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE CORRUPTION
- GLYNNEATH CONTAMINATION
This video shows how the Planning Committee malpractice has enabled the Planning Department at Neath-Port Talbot Council to place Glynneath residents lives in danger, causing deaths from a rare neurodegenerative disorder and almost certainly commit the UK law offence Corporate Manslaughter. The Planning Department are covering up contamination at the Heol y Glyn Development in Glynneath.
|Glynneath Town Council are probably the most corrupt council in Wales and they are refusing to accept responsibility to challenge their parent authority Neath Port Talbot Council who have blatantly broken rules in relation to the Contaminated Land Strategy at the Heol y Glyn landfill site. The following video is a representation I made to ask a public question in relation to a SAR made about a Mike Pugh email chain.
MORE INFO & LATEST UPDATES
20201022A-WB-NPTC-CLEA-statement-enzo - The council leader made a statement on the council website that failed to provide evidence to contradict our research report submitted to the planning committee and local councillors on 7/9/2021.
RESPONSE TO COUNCIL LEADERS STATEMENT
We responded with a statement of our own which we published on the council facebook page. EGRAC RESPONSE TO COUNCIL LEADERS STATEMENT
|Del Morgan & Simon Knoyle Addendum to the Council Leader's Statement. - CLICK HERE
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
|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
|MY CORRUPT COUNCIL WEBSITE STARTED
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.
|The Neath Port Talbot Council Leader resigned after a recording of his personal views and strategic manipulation of political events was leaked.
|chemical test available but not included
Enzo Homes, Heol y Glyn Development, Glynneath.
March 2021 Planning application & decision - P2020/0863
Removal of the chemical testing safety conditions for 22,000 cubic metres of contaminated spoil heap that is to be either removed from the site or re-distributed around the site to include moving it next to peoples homes.
|A contactor from
Cardiff has been jailed for tipping 'inert' waste in in Somerset
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."
|PSP Cluster document delivered to
selected members of the Glynneath Town Council
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
|ENZO LOSES APPEAL AGAINST REDWOOD TREE
Enzo loses his appeal over the felling of a Giant Redwood, however he does have the conviction for the remainder of the trees overturned and his fine for felling the Redwood reduced. - - CLICK HERE
20% OF THE GROUND TESTED IN OCTOBER
WITH 17 INSTANCES OF CONTAMINATION
|HEAD OF PLANNING AND PUBLIC
PROTECTION REFUSES TO ANSWER SCRUTINY QUESTIONS
After an exchange of private messages on Facebook and emails, the Chair of the Scrutiny Committee with responsibility for contaminated land Councillor Stephen Karl Hunt agreed to ask questions of the Planning Department for us. We submitted 5 questions to Councillor Hunt, all directed towards the Head of Planning and Public Protection, Ceri Morris. Councillor Hunt met with Head of Planning and others and the group refused to answer the questions.
The following paper in the British Medical Journal - https://www.bmj.com/content/362/bmj.k3310
"Environmental toxic metal contaminants and risk of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis"
|SKH - Hunt Morris 5 questions complete exchange published
Councillor Hunt was stonewalled by the Planning Department for almost 3 months and a reply was eventually received from him on 31 January 2022. The reply from the Head of Planning and Public Protection, Ceri Morris used a method of deception to avoid Question 1 and ignored the remaining 4 questions by moving the time relevance from historic actions to current and future process information.
The final communication in this series contained a request for a HUMAN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT to be supplied by the planning department. To date (3 September 2022) nothing has been received from Stephen K Hunt, now the council leader.
Councillor Knoyle paltering - In a letter dated 14/2/22 Councillor Simon Knoyle used a method of deception known as 'paltering' to hide the fact that there are plans awaiting decision with NPTC relating to the site. Click on this link 20220904A-LE-GRAC-GTCO-ski.plans for our letter to East Glynneath Councillors that requests the Glynneath Town Council inform residents of the true situation.
|REPORT TO POLICE OF THE COUNCIL LEADER, STEPHEN KARL HUNT COVERING UP NPTC CORRUPTION THAT HAS POTENTIALLY CAUSED THE DEATH OF THE ACTRESS RUTH MADOC AND HER HUSBAND JOHN JACKSON.
| 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
INTERNAL (ON THIS WEBSITE) RESOURCES / USEFUL INFORMATION
|NPTC PURPOSE & VALUES
|NPTC CODE OF CONDUCT
|NPTC CONTAMINATED LAND INFO
|OTHER CONTAMINATED LAND INFO
EXTERNAL INTERNET 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
|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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