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Fresh landslip at Pantteg in Ystalyfera - the same site as a previous landslip in 2012

The scene of the landslip back in 2012. Credit: ITV Wales

A fresh landslip has been discovered in an area of Pantteg at Ystalyfera in the Swansea Valley - five years on and in the same site of the last large landslide in the area.

Neath Port Talbot Council engineers were carrying out a routine inspection of the landslip area when they noticed a further landslip which has taken place opposite Pantteg Chapel in the centre of Pantteg Village.

Engineers say approximately 10 tonnes of material has slid down the steep embankment and come to rest but the highway remains open and is 'unaffected'.

Houses near to the landslip in 2012. Credit: ITV Wales

The area has been identified by the Council’s specialist Geologists, Earth Science Partnership (ESP) as an area of very high risk. The site continues to be monitored.

The debris from this recent slip – at the same site as a previous landslip in 2012 - will now be removed when the planned enhancement works to a retaining bund positioned opposite the Chapel are carried out.

The work is scheduled to commence at the beginning of March this year.