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Update 24/11/2017

Terrace of ten homes on Cyfyng Road

Owners of properties on Cyfyng Road, Pantteg, Ystalyfera, who have been served with Emergency Prohibition Orders (EPOs) requiring them to re-locate following fresh landslips have been given an update on geological conditions beneath the houses.

The owners and representatives of owners together with local action group members had a two hour face-to-face meeting with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council officials at the Ystalyfera Development Trust building on Wednesday.

At the meeting, details were released of the very latest results from a borehole sunk in Cyfyng Road which gave an insight into conditions beneath the homes subject to EPOs.

Council officials provided owners with longitudinal and cross sections of the land beneath the terrace. It was also agreed to provide them with a copy of the accompanying report when it was finalised as this should assist owners when dealing with their insurers.

You can view drone footage of the Cyfyng Road area here.

Tree survey work

A tree survey report of the area has now been completed and tree felling is due to be completed at the end of December 2017.

To enable for the felling of a number of trees, a section of Cyfyng Road will be closed. It will re-open when felling is completed. You can view the tree survey report here.

Canal Work

Work to lay a pipe in Swansea Canal has been finished  - this is to ensure that if further debris falls into the canal it will not result in the displacement of water into the nearby industrial estate which in the past has caused flooding.


In the Godre’r Graig system, vegetation and survey work has been completed with refurbishment 90% complete, in the Church Road system, vegetation and survey work has been carried out with refurbishment 50% complete and in the Pantteg system, vegetation and survey work is 90% complete with refurbishment due to start in December.

Wall strengthening work is also taking place at Mount Hill, Pantteg, near the junction with Church Road.

Public meeting

Finally, the next public meeting has been arranged for January 29 at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera with further details to be confirmed in due course.

The January 29 date was fixed because by then the authority will be able to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the geological conditions in the area thanks to work being carried out by expert geological, environmental and engineering consultants Earth Science Partnership, (ESP).