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Nia started fighting opencast plans for Pentremawr by:

In Railway Terrace, Pontyberem, just a few yards away from the proposed opencast

  • Calling a public meeting so that people in Pontyberem and Ponthenri could question the developers face to face.
  • Leading volunteers door-to-door to alert residents to the plans.
  • Setting up of an action committee to produce detailed objections.
  • Presenting a petition to the council.
  • Lobbying councillors to stop the development by refusing to let the developers go over council-owned land.

Nia said, “The developers could not even guarantee any jobs for local people – just flith, noise, dusr and heavy lorries – all to extract less coal than Aberthaw power station uses in two months.”