The 'Ffos-y-fran Land Reclamation Scheme' is the third and final phase of the East Merthyr Reclamation Scheme.
Work on the project commenced in June 2007. The scheme will result in the reclamation of 367 hectares of derelict land, the site of existing tips, abandoned vehicles, dangerous and uncharted mine shafts and adits at no cost to the public purse.
In addition the scheme will create employment for over 600 workers (200 directly employed and up to 400 indirectly employed in support industries). The majority of these job opportunities are being filled by the local workforce.