Celtic Energy Limited has identified a significant reserve of Mid Volatile Dry Steam Coal at Bryn Defaid, on the hillside between the Baverstocks Junction and the Bryn Pica Landfill site. We are preparing a planning application to seek permission to extract up to 1.2 million tonnes of coal from the site.

The planning process is currently at an early stage and we are preparing an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to accompany a planning application to be submitted to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council later this year.

We recognise that developments of this nature can sometimes be controversial. Therefore, as part of our commitment to open dialogue and communication, we would very much welcome the opportunity to meet with local residents directly to discuss our emerging proposals.

To facilitate this, we held two rounds of public exhibitions recently in the local area where information on the scheme was available to view and members of the project team were on hand to answer any questions.

Following the exhibitions, information will be displayed in two local libraries. The dates and locations are as follows and you are warmly invited to attend:

Hirwaun Library, High Street, Hirwaun – 12 November – 17 November
Aberdare Library, Green Street, Aberdare – 19 November – 24 November

There will also be an opportunity for interested parties to complete feedback forms, so any constructive comments can be taken on board and considered when it comes to shaping the final planning application.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email: enquiries@coal.com or write to us at 9 Beddau Way, Castlegate Business Park, Caerphilly, CF83 2AX.

If you were unable to attend the exhibitions, copies of the materials that were on display are available to view by clicking on the links below:

Exhibition boards – July 2012

Exhibition boards – October 2012

Years 1 – 5 & Restoration (Years 6 – 6 1/2) and Cross Section

Text Panels – Years 1 – 6 1/2

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