The Nant Llesg project

The proposed scheme covers approximately 1190 acres of land in the County Borough of Caerphilly. It is thought that the scheme would mine approximately 6 million tonnes of coal, using surface mining methods.

This will help fund remediation works within and close to the surface mine, to address public safety and land drainage concerns. The scheme involves progressive restoration of the land followed by a minimum five year period of after care.

You can find links to our planning documents, which contain more specific information about all of our workings and plans.

View planning application

Viewpoint 1A

Existing view from Cattle grid, Fochriw
Photomontage view at max void
Photomontage view at final void
Photomontage view 10 – 15 years after restoration

Viewpoint 2

Existing view from public open space Bryn-Carno, Rhymney
Photomontage view at max void
Photomontage view at final void
Photomontage view 10 – 15 years after restoration

Viewpoint 3A

Existing view from Queens Crescent, Rhymney Conservation Area
Photomontage view at max void
Photomontage view at final void
Photomontage view 10 – 15 years after restoration

Viewpoint 3B

Existing view from public open space, Rhymney Conservation Area
Photomontage view at max void
Photomontage view at final void
Photomontage view 10 – 15 years after restoration

Viewpoint 10

Existing view from bridleway, Mynydd Fochriw
Photomontage view at max void
Photomontage view at final void
Photomontage view 10 – 15 years after restoration

Viewpoint 14

Existing view from minor road to Ras Bryn-oer
Photomontage view at max void
Photomontage view at final void
Photomontage view 10 – 15 years after restoration

Viewpoint 18

Existing view from Twynau Gywnion, Brecon Beacons National Park
Photomontage view at max void
Photomontage view at final void
Photomontage view 10 – 15 years after restoration

Viewpoint 23

Existing view from Heads of the Valleys Industrial Estate
Photomontage view at max void
Photomontage view at final void
Photomontage view 10 – 15 years after restoration