Nant Llesg file “closed” by Planning Inspectorate

On the 18th September the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that they had “closed” the file on the appeal for opencast coal mining at Nant Llesg in the Upper Rhymney valley.

The letter issued by the Planning Inspectorate states:

“Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Appeal by Miller Argent (South Wales) Limited

Site Address: Land West and South West of Rhymney, North and West of Pontlottyn and Fochriw, Caerphilly, CF48 4AE

I am writing further to my letter of 09 August 2018 in relation to the above recovered planning appeal.

You were required to provide the further information requested, in our letter of 4 March 2016, or a realistic timetable for the submission of your further information, by 06 September 2018.

To date we have not received this information from you. Regulation 3 of the 1999 EIA Regulations places a prohibition on granting planning permission unless the decision maker has taken into account the environmental information, without a complete Environmental Statement (ES). As such, the only option open to the decision maker would be to dismiss this appeal.

Accordingly, as a complete ES has not been submitted, nor a realistic timetable for the submission of your further information by the deadline, the appeal will now be closed and no further action will be taken with it.

A copy of this letter will be forwarded to the Local Planning Authority”.


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