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Pantteg residents face further wait for landslide appeal results

Residents challenging a decision by Neath Port Talbot Council to evacuate them from their homes after a series of landslides in Ystalyfera will have to wait for the decision over an appeal last week.

hazard map ystalyfera

hazard map ystalyfera

The homes in Cyfyng Road fall within a high risk area

The four residents in Cyfyng Road are within an area affected by the Pantteg landslide, which has been defined by the Earth Science Partnership of being at high risk of further movement.

The residents, along with a number of others, were told to leave their properties last August amid concerns about further ground movement. The group are challenging Neath Port Talbot Council’s decision to impose Emergency Prohibition Orders (EPOs) on three properties at Cyfyng Road in August 2017.

The council has said that EPOs were put in place because there was “an immediate danger to life” from the landslides.

The four-day Residential Property Tribunal concluded last week but residents will have to wait until a later date to find out if the EPOs will be overturned. The residents have called for an Improvement Notice to be issued instead to allow them to move back into the properties and undertake work to stabilise them.

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