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Bryn Bach Coal wants to extend current operation at Glan Lash

Coal News - Published on Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Wales Online reported that mine bosses have asked for more time to extract coal from an opencast site, on top of separate plans to extract a further 110,000 tonnes. Bryn Bach Coal wants to extend the time of its current operation at Glan Lash, near Llandybie, Carmarthernshire, from March 31 to June 30. The company originally gained planning consent from the county council to remove 92,500 tonnes of coal from 2012, along with a requirement to progressively restore the nearby Tir-y-dail tip site, create a new cycle path and restore Glan Lash mine after work has ceased. The original deadline for removing the coal was December 31, 2016, but it has been extended since then.

Bryn Bach Coal director Chris James said this would be the final time extension for the nine-hectare site, which currently employs nine people. He added "The Tir-y-dail tip has been there for about 100 years - we've covered it, re-seeded it, planted trees and put footpaths in." He said a cycle path had also been created.

Mr James said Bryn Bach Coal had also submitted a pre-application enquiry to Carmarthenshire Council to mine 110,000 tonnes of coal from a 10-hectare site to the north of the current Glash Lash operation.

A non-technical summary of the proposal said "The proposed extension is a continuation of the current development and therefore the impacts on the environment and the amenity can be confidently assessed using data gathered during the operational phase of the current site."

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 18 Apr 2019
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