The Good Law Project have joined the Coal Action Network to call for an end to mining in the Ffos-y-Frân coal pit in Merthyr Tydfil. The planning permission that allowed Merthyr (South Wales) Ltd to mine on the site came to an end in September 2022, but the company have continued mining illegally on site without interference by the local authority or the Welsh Government. Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council placed an enforcement notice in May of this year, a legal document that notified the company that their mining was in breach of planning regulations, but the company appealed and continue to mine.
In a legal letter, the Good Law Project and Coal Action Network call on Merthyr Tydifl County Borough Council and Welsh Government ministers to halt any further work by publishing a stop notice for the company by the first of August 2023. An interesting detail of the letter is that it makes several references to the Future Generations Act Wales 2015 in order to make a legal argument in favour of closing the site permanently.
You can read more about the campaign, and find the full legal letter by following this link.