There are many calls to reject the proposed expansion of the Glan Lash opencast coal mine on the grounds of climate change, citing Planning Policy Wales (Edition 10). But Llandybie Community Council and Councillor Davies support it—citing jobs (six), a modest community fund, and repeating the company’s claims of 'low climate change impact'. See our quick read or full overview on the Glan Lash coal mine extension application. Email the Councillors responsible for deciding the fate of this coal mine application.
Coal to be sold: 95,000 tonnes in total - around 325 tonnes per week
Volume of 'overburden' (ecosystem) to be removed to access coal: 2,294,652 m3
CO2: Approximately 229,000 tonnes of CO2 in total (2022 BEIS Conversion Factors)
Methane: 659 tonnes in total - 108 tonnes each year.
Coal operator: Bryn Bach Coal Ltd – since 2012
Type: Anthracite coal
Mining method: Opencast
Claimed destination: steelworks, domestic heating, water filtration, brick colourant etc.
Local Planning Authority: Carmarthenshire County Council
Address: Glan Lash Mine Site, Shands Road, Llandybie, Blaenau, Carmarthenshire SA18 3NA
Physical size: 10.03 hectares with a void of 6.68 hectares
Time: 6.1 years
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