History / timeline

We submitted a planning application for the Nant Llesg surface coal mine and an associated land reclamation scheme to Caerphilly County Council in October 2013. Like Ffos-y-fran, we would utilize surface mining techniques at Nant Llesg as part of the remediation procedure for the land, a proportion of which is currently derelict.

We would restore it to a standard safe for the use of local communities and more productive for authorised graziers and wildlife.


Aspirational timeline assuming a positive planning decision early 2015

  • 2016 – Commencement of works on site
  • 2016 – Commencement of remediation works on site
  • 2017 – Commencement of coal production
  • 2019 – Completion of early remediation works on site
  • 2026 – Completion of coal production
  • 2029 – Remediation complete