Nant Llesg Surface Mine

Caerphilly County Borough Council has received a planning application for proposals by Miller Argent (South Wales) Ltd to recover 6 million tonnes of coal by surface mining methods on 478 hectares of land to the west of Rhymney, north of Fochriw and south of the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road.

Members of the public may inspect copies of the information at Ty Pontllanfraith, Blackwood Road, Pontllanfraith during all reasonable hours until 5pm. It is also available for inspection at Rhymney Library, Bargoed Library, Deri Library and Nelson Library.

Any person who wishes to make representations to the Council concerning the above should make them, in writing, by the 20th November 2014, to the Head of Regeneration and Planning, Council Offices, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, NP12 2YW.

Representations can be made online using the link below:


If you wish to discuss the application, please contact Ruth Amundson 01495 235120 or Tim Stephens 01495 235359.

The submitted documents can be viewed by selecting the following links. Please allow time for larger files to download.

Further information received on 16th October 2014 in respect of the Environmental Statement, and the Planning Statement in respect of the planning application, which was made on 10th October 2013, listed below:

Second Addendum to Environmental Statement (PDF 2.9mb)

Second Addendum to Environmental Statement and Addendum Appendices I (PDF 120.6mb)

Second Addendum to Environmental Statement and Addendum Appendices II (PDF 112.9mb)

Second Addendum to Environmental Statement and Addendum Drawings (PDF 38.4mb)

Second Addendum to Environmental Statement Non Technical Summary (PDF 23.3mb)

Addendum to Planning Statement (PDF 4.2mb)

Second Errata - Planning Application and Supporting Documents (PDF 206kb)

Application received 10th October 2013

Covering Letter (PDF 178kb)

Planning Statement and Appendices (NTS) (PDF 90mb)

Environmental Statements Volume I: Technical Assessments Part 1 (PDF 17.3mb)

Environmental Statements Volume I: Technical Assessments Part 2 (PDF 4.7mb)

Environmental Statements Volume II: Appendices Part 1 (PDF 120mb)

Environmental Statements Volume II: Appendices Part 2 (PDF 157mb)

Environmental Statements Volume II: Appendices Part 3 (PDF 40mb)

Environmental Statements Volume III: Drawings Part 1 (PDF 100mb)

Environmental Statements Volume III: Drawings Part 2 (PDF 497mb)

Non Technical Summary (NTS) (PDF 10mb)

Design and Access Statement (PDF 353kb)

Public Consultation Statement (PDF 18mb)

Addendum to Chapter 8 of the Environmental Statement 'Ecology and Nature Conservation' and an Errata for the original application documents

Letter - Addendum and Errata (PDF 925kb)

Errata (PDF 665mb)

Addendum (PDF 14.8mb)

Acknowledgement of letters received on 10 December 2013

On 10 December 2013, 2909 letters commenting about planning application 13/0732/MIN were delivered to the Planning Division at the council's offices at Pontllanfraith.

It is not the council's intention to acknowledge those letters individually because of the time and expense that would involve. However, we will look at all of those letters to ensure that all the appropriate material planning considerations are taken into account.

Planning Committee procedure for determining the planning application

Current details are available in the attached letter.

Letter explaining Planning Committee procedure for determining the planning application (PDF 434kb)


Who to contact

  • Planning Division
  • Pontllanfraith House
  • Pontllanfraith
  • Blackwood
  • NP12 2YW
  • Tel: 01495 23 5120/5332
  • Email Planning Division

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