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150 homes at risk from Ystalyfera landslip

Residents in Ystalyfera held a public meeting last night amid fears of more landslides in the area.

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One hundred and fifty homes are at risk from landslips in Pantteg, Ystalyfera according to Neath Port Talbot Council.

A series of landslips behind properties on Cyfyng Road has resulted in residents being told to leave their homes 'as a matter of public safety', and moved to temporary accommodation.

It's thought that 27 landslip events have taken place in Pantteg up until June 2017.

The number of landslips have increased in frequency in recent years with four separate events in the last twelve months.

The council say that following expert consultation there is no feasible engineering solution to stabilise the overall landslip.

A number of those affected claim there's been a lack of support. The council says its priority is to keep people safe.

We are listening to residents’ concerns which is the reason we are holding this public meeting.

We want to give the local community as full an account as possible of the situation to date and it is important that all residents in this area are aware of the meeting.

– Cllr. Rob Jones, Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council

The council say they will hold a public meeting on Thursday 7 September.