Nant Llesg planning application decision

Issued Wednesday 5 August 2015

“We are hugely disappointed that the Caerphilly County Borough Council’s planning committee decided today to go against the advice of their professional officers and refuse the application for the Nant Llesg  surface mine. This project would have brought up to 239 highly paid jobs and considerable inward investment to the Rhymney Valley, as well as millions of pounds worth of additional benefits to the local community.  The benefit fund alone represents up to £1,000 for each local household. Taken together, these would have transformed the economic future of the area for the better. We will now assess the implications of this decision and consider the options available to us.”