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Update 22/3/18

Four people challenging Neath Port Talbot council’s decision to evacuate them from their homes in Cyfyng Road, Pantteg, following landslides, will resume their appeals next month.

The appeals are being heard by a Residential Property Tribunal Wales (RPTW) panel which first began hearing evidence in the case at a one day hearing in a Cardiff hotel on December 18 last year.

As more time was needed, RPTW adjourned the appeals until March 1 this year to another one day hearing in Cardiff which was also adjourned so more evidence could be heard.

Now RPTW has set two further dates to resume hearing the evidence : April 17 and April 20, 2018. The appeals will be heard by the panel sitting in Cardiff.

The four appellants are challenging Neath Port Talbot Council’s decision to impose Emergency Prohibition Orders (EPOs) on three properties at Cyfyng Road in August 2017.

The authority imposed the EPOs after being advised by its consultant geologists, Earth Science Partnership, there was “an immediate danger to life” from landslides concerning the terrace of homes which included properties lived in by the appellants.

Most of those served with the EPOs in August 2017 have now been relocated.