The ‘frackers’ target land between Merthyr Mawr and Broadlands

Reference P/13/322/FUL
Status Undecided
Proposal DRILL AN EXPLORATION BOREHOLE TO TEST THE DEVONIAN STRATA
Location LAND OFF TYLA LANE METHYR MAWR BRIDGEND CF32 0LT
Parish MERTHYRMAWR
Case Officer Tony Gore
Decision By 26-06-13
Neighbours Consultation Started : 02-05-13, Comments Due : 30-05-13
Site Notice Posted : 08-05-13, Displayed Until : 29-05-13
Applicant COASTAL OIL AND GAS LIMITED C/O MR OLIVER TAYLOR UNIT 9 BRIDGEND BUSINESS CENTRE BRIDGEND CF31 3SH

From the map – seen via the attachment at the bottom of the post – you will see that the whole of Merthyr Mawr village is less than 1km (0.6 miles) from the proposed drilling site, as is a big chunk of the Broadlands estate (the SW quarter). The rest of Brodalands, most of Laleston, Ogmore and numerous farms and isolated rural homes are all within a 1 mile radius.

Why should you be concerned?

This is phase one of plans to industrialise the countryside, with full production requiring well pads at intervals of a just a couple of miles apart across the whole region, to produce a fossil fuel via FRACKING – an extreme, hazardous method, that we simply do not need to even touch. This part of the world is uniquely blessed with the abundant renewable energy options that offer sustainability and true energy security, without exacerbating the coming problems of accelerating climate change.

The people of the Vale of Glamorgan have made it clear that they will not tolerate any aspect of this industry.
https://www.facebook.com/thevalesaysno

For all the information you could possibly want about fracking, there are many pages of information to be found here:
https://bridgendgreens.wordpress.com/?s=frack

Look also to the Frack-Free Wales group: http://frackfreewales.wordpress.com/

Get your comments in to Planning Officer Tony Gore – preferably before the official deadline of 30th May – but do it any way.

This may just be an exploratory drilling operation, but it is the thin end of a very sinister wedge!!

 Click on map to enlarge

One thought on “The ‘frackers’ target land between Merthyr Mawr and Broadlands

  1. Mrs. S Beck

    I am writing to put in my objection to the proposed Fracking Site near
    Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend, ref. P/13/322/FUL. So much of the land round this area has already been taken over by necessary house building and was not originally designated as an industrial area. Although I realise that fossil fuels may be available in the area, surely there are alternative energy sources without the possible problems caused by Fracking.
    I remain Yours faithfully S Beck

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