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STEVE BALL, PLANNING DEVELOPMENT MANAGER 

NEATH PORT TALBOT COUNCIL

 

In a series of emails with the NPTC Planning Development Manager Steve Ball we quickly learned that he was a corrupt official and the seven principles of public life (Nolan Principles) were an alien concept to him. We quickly learned to place under scrutiny everything he said or did. We have found him to be a master of deception and a blatant fabricator of information. Below are incidents we have witnessed or have been on the receiving end of.

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EMAIL EVIDENCE - First contact 1/4/2020

1/4/2020

SYSTEM & MORAL CORRUPTION INCIDENT

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SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Mr Ball used deception to avoid accountability for the negligent actions of his department who placed a planning notice on private property. MORE INFO - CLICK HERE

2/4/2020

SYSTEM & MORAL CORRUPTION INCIDENT

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SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Mr Ball used deception to avoid accountability for the negligent actions of his department who placed a planning notice on private property. MORE INFO - CLICK HERE

2/4/2020 CORRUPTION INCIDENT

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SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Mr Ball is attempting to classify me as a vexatious complainant. It should be noted that if both he and Ms Lake had answered the relevant questions when I had asked them in the first instance there would have been no need for me to have sent so many emails. (further analysis to follow) 

9/4/2020 CORRUPTION INCIDENT

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SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Mr Ball is continuing to classify me as a vexatious complainant. (3 paragraphs) (further analysis to follow) 

9/4/2020 SYSTEM & MORAL CORRUPTION INCIDENT

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SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Mr Ball uses a method of deception to avoid the relevant question "if NPTC has to follow guidelines, protocols or regulations relating to the building of houses on landfill or brownfield sites?"  that has been asked of him. PLease CLICK HERE to see this incident in its context. The incident is covered in more detail on a page that uses Mr Ball's methods as examples. - RA DECEPTION - CLICK HERE

9/4/2020 SYSTEM & MORAL CORRUPTION INCIDENT

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SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Mr Ball uses a method of deception to avoid a relevant question "So that we can gauge the quality of your work as a councillor in combination with the planning department please can you both provide evidence of how you worked together to ensure the removal of the land identified as contaminated in 2008 from the same area?"  The question was a joint one also asked of Glynneath Councillor Del Morgan. Please CLICK HERE to see this incident in its context. The incident is covered in more detail on a page that uses Mr Ball's methods as examples. - RA DECEPTION - CLICK HERE

9/4/2020 SYSTEM & MORAL CORRUPTION INCIDENT

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SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Mr Ball has deliberately misrepresented the roll of Natural Resources Wales in relation to the importation of material onto the site. We have produced a youtube video that provides an analysis of this misrepresentation.

https://youtu.be/IXqYRlqN2iA

CLICK HERE FOR THE TEXT & PHOTOS IN THIS VIDEO

 

4/5/2020 SYSTEM & MORAL CORRUPTION INCIDENT

further analysis and information to follow

After Steve Ball's refusal to answer the relevant information relating to the contamination identified in 2008, we wrote to the Council Leader requesting this information. The Council Leader treated our request as a complaint against Steve Ball. I refused to complain. Both Ceri Morris, Head of Planning and Craig Griffiths, Head of Legal wrote to me insisting on treating my information request as a complaint. Ceri Morris wrote to me stating that he had reviewed Steve Ball's work and found that 

".... Mr Ball is a highly qualified and respected Planning Officer with considerable experience of the Development Management process, and I am wholly satisfied that both in general terms, and on this case in particular, that he has and continues to uphold the highest standard of conduct at all times."

On inspecting the documents properties we find that the complaint resolution has been written by Steve Ball. NPTC refuse to provide any correspondence between the Council Leader and Ceri Morris and Ceri Morris and Steve Ball. The complaints process document states that all information about a complaint referred to the Ombudsman should be saved for the Ombudsman's analysis therefore this information should still be available.     

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VIDEO EVIDENCE

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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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE INFOMATION & RESOURCES RELATED TO THIS VIDEO

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GLYNNEATH CONTAMINATION - NEATH-PORT TALBOT COUNCIL COVER-UP

youtube video release:  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

 

SUPPORT GROUP

   

Steve Ball is being supported directly and indirectly by a number of council staff including 3 heads of service, 15 elected councillors and a complete regional town council.

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