Neath Port Talbot Council says it is continuing to work with local residents and businesses to help the people affected by a landslide on Saturday 22 December. 22 people in 13 properties were advised to evacuate.
Specialist consultants will carry out a survey on the ground early in the New Year.
The bad weather is hampering survey work. Currently the ground is unstable so we have to ensure that the area is safe before engineers can enter. The welfare of residents and our staff remains a key priority.
– John Flower, Director of Environment at Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Kain Scott has returned to his home in Ystalyfera. Neath Port Talbot Council sent him, and many others, a letter saying 'it is the Council's strong advice that you should vacate your property until further notice' - but he says 'it's not as easy as that' and he's worried about being burgled.
Andrew Annear's house is just metres from where the landslide happened. He was at home last week and heard rocks falling. He has been forced to stay with friends, and can now only go back to check on his home by climbing up steep and unstable ground.
Some residents have returned to their homes in Ystalyfera in the Upper Swansea Valley after a landslide just days before Christmas. Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council is still advising people who live there to stay away.