Residents and council meet over Ystalyfera landslide fears

Residents of a landslide-hit village in the Swansea Valley have attended a public meeting over fears it could happen again. A report says Ystalyfera remains at risk.

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Public meeting held over Ystalyfera landslide fears

Residents of Ystalyfera in the Swansea Valley are meeting with the council this evening amid concerns that the area could suffer another landslide.

The village was hit just over a year ago when the ground gave way above the Panteg area.

A meeting will begin at six o'clock at the village's Panteg Chapel to discuss the fact that the area is now classed as being at high risk of a similar occurrence.

Public meeting to be held over landslide fears

Ystalyfera was hit at the end of 2012 and people were evacuated. Credit: ITV News

Residents of a village in the Swansea Valley hit by landslides will attend a public meeting this evening over fears they could be hit again. Ystalyfera was hit at the end of 2012 and people were evacuated from their homes.

A stability report commissioned by Neath Port Talbot County Council suggests the area remains at risk and properties in the villages of Pant Teg and Godre'r Graig are now in a high risk category landslide area.

Many residents fear their properties are now worthless if they are unable to sell them.

Residents are now concerned over coal mining plans for the area and fear if given the go ahead it could cause a major landslide in view of the volatile conditions. Residents say they fear another tragedy like Aberfan.

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