Parents' mine plan concerns

Parents at a school in Pontypool say they're concerned about plans for an opencast mine nearby. Torfaen Council refused plans put forward by Glamorgan Power but the Welsh Government has now said the company can appeal.

Parents say proposed mine 'too close to school'

by Nicola Hendy

Parents of children at a Pontypool school are angry at proposals to build an opencast mine within a hundred metres of it. Plans were originally refused by Torfaen Council but the Welsh Government has said they are considering Glamorgan Power's appeal to the decision.

Parents say it'll be harmful on their children to have a working mine so close, but not everyone in the area agrees.

Parents anxious over Varteg opencast mine plans

The parents of children who go to a school in Pontypool are worried about plans for an opencast mine in the Varteg Valley.

Torfaen Council refused plans put forward by Glamorgan Power but the Welsh Government has now said the company can appeal.

Jayne Lewis and Michael Weedall say they are concerned about the impact it would have on their children.

The Welsh Government said it does not comment on individual planning applications.

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