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Council gains temporary injunction to stop development of Nantyglo site

02 May 2024 2 minute read
Land below Porters Road, Nantyglo, Blaenau Gwent. Image supplied by resident.

Elgan Hearn, local democracy reporter

A temporary high court injunction has been obtained by a council to stop the development of a site in Nantyglo without planning permission, and prevent its owners bringing caravans onto the land.

Last month residents voiced concern over a potential landslip after tonnes of earth were removed from a hillside without apparent safety precautions in place.

People living near Nantyglo Rugby Club said a traveller group began excavating at a site nearby.

It is understood the land was recently bought by the group.

Blaenau Gwent council said they were investigating the work going on at the site.

Illegal development

On May 1, the council were granted an interim High Court injunction to stop any illegal development or occupation of the land.

The injunctions cover three issues with the site.

These are that the landowner: “Shall not carry out or cause to be carried out on the land any engineering works or acts of development without the prior grant of planning permission.”

This covers any building or structure.

The second part of the injunction says that: “Landowners shall not bring onto the land any touring caravan, mobile home, or any other moveable structure save that six touring caravans stationed on the land at the date of this interim injunction.”

The third part said: “Other than the landowners no person shall reside in or take up occupation of any of the touring caravans permitted to be retained on the land.”

This includes prohibiting overnight stays.

A spokesperson for Blaenau Gwent Council said: “This is a temporary order until the case is back before the Court on June 21.”

The council had previously l served a temporary stop notice to the owners and interested parties on April 5.

The owner of the site told the BBC the land would be used for grazing horses, but did not deny there were plans to turn it into a settlement in the future.

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Melanie Richards
Melanie Richards
19 days ago

What the hell are they going to “build” 🥺

19 days ago

Lock your doors your cars & your wives & hide your pets ! If you want to sell your house for 10 quid ?? Let me know.

18 days ago

Poor people no one would by a house by a travellers site and neither would you walk your dog their

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