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Press Release – Pontypridd Town Council

“Pontypridd Town Council have issued a statement regarding the planning application being considered by RCT’s planning committee on Thursday 6th February to extend the works at Craig Yr Hesg Quarry in Glyncoch.

At its recent Town Council meeting the planned extension was strongly criticized and a letter of objection (which can be found at www.pontypriddtowncouncil.gov.uk) has been sent to the planning committee. The Leader of the Town Council, Cllr Simon Pritchard, will address the committee before the decision is made. Chair of the Town Council’s Environment and Direct Services Committee, Cllr Jeff Baxter, commented as follows: ‘We are extremely concerned at the application to extend Craig Yr Hesg quarry which we believe will be detrimental to the health and well-being of the local community. The potential increase in the volume of lorries travelling along Berw Road, the continuation of blasting in the area and the resultant air pollution caused by dust may be extended by a further 25 years. In our view this is unacceptable and we are joining with local residents in calling on members of the planning committee to reject this application.’