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.

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Parents say proposed mine 'too close to school'

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.

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