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Delay solar farm development until illegally felled trees are replanted

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As recently reported in the media 200 beech trees which were up to 200 years old have been illegally cut down on a site adjacent to Pen-y-fan Pond near Blackwood in Caerphilly.

Natural Resources Wales are investigating and have said that "this is a devastating case which will have a terrible impact on the local environment."

The site is next to Pen-y-fan Pond Country Park which is a designated Site Important for Nature Conservation (SINC) and is enjoyed by many local people.

Work is still going ahead on the site to install a solar farm. We believe replanting should be prioritised ahead of the short term financial gain of the developer to begin to restore this valuable habitat for wildlife. For this to happen we ask that Caerphilly County Borough Council (CCBC) issue a stop notice so that construction work on the site is halted until a replanting plan has been formally drawn up, agreed and fully implemented. 

Please demonstrate to CCBC how strongly people feel about prioritising replanting by signing my petition.



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