Urge Brecon Beacons National Park & Monmouthshire Council to Protect Nant Dyar River
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A high head micro hydro scheme has been given the go-ahead in Clydach Gorge with no consultation with local people and no mention made of the actual impact on Nant Dyar Watercourse or the delicate ecosystem and waterfalls that will be impacted.
Currently there are unsightly pipes stretching from the limeworks, beneath the (listed) viaduct, heading down towards the area adjacent to the phone box creating an eyesore. No one can explain if the pipes are permanent and if they will essentially divert much of the already-low waterflow. If this is the case, the entire area will be impacted and ruined for those of us who consider this the heart of the village.
What is the benefit of this to local people who walk this daily, or those who visit this very special corner of the beacons with its beech woodland and industrial relics? And how will the waterfalls look if water is diverted? It's all too unclear and there should have been a public consultation.
We the undersigned urge the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and Monmouthshire Council to reassess this scheme and put an end it to without compromise. Trees have been felled, damage has been done to the land, an ugly concrete wall is now a permanent feature of our beloved river and the pipes are unforgivable. This would not be allowed anywhere else, so why here? We want assurance that our river will not be impacted in any way.
This is the officer's report with further information: http://www.llanellycc.org.uk/documents/15-12149-FULNantDyarWatercouresOfficersreport.pdf
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