This is a brief summary of the timeline for major events and incidents in relation to the Heol y Glyn landfill site. 


  1937 Earliest date that the site was first used as for landfill. At this time it was thought to be owned by the Neath Rural District Corporation.

Source video interview with the granddaughter of the original site manager*

  1999 First planning approval given at NPTC
  2008 A planning application is made that identifies that the land is contaminated, the chemical test and a human health risk assessment 
  2008 Mike Cuddy of "The Cuddy Group" makes a donation of 10,000 to the then local labour MP, Peter Hain which Peter failed to declare. This coincides with a planning application for development at the site to the council which at the time was Labour controlled.
  2008-2010 A series of plans designed to remove the requirement for further testing or remediating the land take place. The chemical test remained buried on the planning website until found and highlighted by residents in 2020. in the planning meeting P2020/0195, the Contaminated Land Officer identifies that the test in 2008 was insufficient to quantify the level contamination which identifies that the Environmental Protection Act 1990 was breached in 2010. The breach was first suggested to the council in April 2020 and information to confirm this was submitted to the planning committee on 7/9/2020 in the form of a document.

council-of-death-report - CLICK HERE

  2003-2014 The Cuddy Group Ltd tipped industrial waste at the site without regulation, sometimes in the middle of night and regularly they would backfill suggesting they wanted the waste to b eburied deep. Residents have witnessed barrels they suspect contain chemical waste buried on the site.
  2014-2017 The Cuddy Group Ltd continued tipping industrial waste at the site, this time with a Natural Resources Wales licence for tipping only inert materials.
  2017 The Cuddy Group went bankrupt



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