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NEATH PORT TALBOT COUNCIL 1990 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT BREACH

A COVER UP OF PLANNING DEPARTMENT MALPRACTICE THAT HAS CAUSED THE POTENTIAL UNLAWFUL KILLING OF GLYNNEATH RESIDENTS

  

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Please note that this page is undergoing construction and it is presently incomplete. However if a person or organisation appear on this page, then they have been identified as belonging to this particular corruption coalition, and as such we are saying that by their inclusion on this page, we are stating that they have undertaken corrupt actions and form part of a group who in this instance, have done in the past or are almost certainly, at this present moment in time endangering the lives of Glynneath residents through their actions.   

How the 'Corruption Coalition' are committing 'Corporate Manslaughter.

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The offence Corporate Manslaughter can be found on the UK Government's Crown Prosecution Service website.

 https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/corporate-manslaughter 

The following are the 'elements' of the offence:

This means that all parts of the offence need to be satisfied for the offence to be proven.

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1. the defendant is a qualifying organisation;

The image from the CPS website shows that Neath Port Talbot Council and Natural Resources Wales qualify to be prosecuted under the terms of this act.

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2. the organisation owed a relevant duty of care to the deceased;

The image to the left is the front cover of the on-line version of the NPTC Corporate Plan 2019-2022 which provides the following purpose and vision for the council's existence which indicates a 'duty of care':

 "Our Purpose: Neath Port Talbot Council exists to serve and represent the interests of its citizens and communities. We strive to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of all of our people. 

Our Vision: We want our county borough to be a place where everyone has an equal chance to get on in life – a place where people want to live, learn and work and bring up their family."
 

93.jpg (338994 bytes) 3. there was a gross breach of that duty by the organisation;

If we refer to the following document submitted to NPTC on 7 September 2021 that shows that in 2008 there was a 'gross breach of duty in the failure to observe the 1990 Environmental Protection Act. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EGRAC 1990 ENVIRIONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT BREACH REPORT

Youtube video: https://youtu.be/KcivmWSeK0Q

00o.jpg (401090 bytes) 4. the way in which its activities were managed or organised by its senior management was a substantial element in the breach;

This is an example of current senior management corruption at NPTC. NPTC refuse to provide any historical information relating to the development.

CERI MORRIS HEAD OF PLANNING MISREPRESENTATION   - Youtube video: https://youtu.be/ZNR32GjgBqM

92.jpg (425266 bytes) 5. the gross breach of the organisation’s duty caused or contributed to the death.

The following report shows how residents living next to the site are more likely to die from a rare neurodegenerative disorder. 20% of properties with a long term occupancy bordering the site have had a family member die of a neurodegenerative disorder in the last 5 years. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EGRAC PSP REPORT  -  Youtube video: https://youtu.be/2X2tkxPI6rE

  

To understand the terminology used on this page please CLICK HERE.

    

 

20% of properties in Brynhyfryd, Glynneath that have a physical border with the Heol y Glyn site have suffered the death of a family member from a rare neurodegenerative disorder within the last 5 years. 

Two of those deaths can be linked through a scientific report to a similar contamination occurrence in the French town of Wattrelos.

The properties in which these residents lived are 50 metres apart and the onset of symptoms happened within a space of 2 years around the time the Cuddy Group were constantly tipping and moving soil around the site. The UK national figures for such an occurrence happening are 2 cases in the whole of Glynneath within a period of 40 years. The site was tested and found to be contaminated in close proximity to these houses in 2008 and again in 2020. It has never been remediated (cleaned up). 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EGRAC PSP REPORT

The conclusion of the PSP Cluster report is that:

“Residents of Brynhyfryd are dying from the rare neurological disorder Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. These deaths are almost certainly due to specified and other potential unspecified contamination tipped at the Heol y Glyn landfill site. Public officers who have covered up this contamination are responsible for the unlawful killing of these residents.”

 

What is a Corruption Coalition?

CORRUPTION COALITION - A corruption coalition is a group of people that have formed an alliance to support corruption.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR DEFINITION OF CORRUPTION AND IT'S ASSOCIATED TERMINOLOGY

This particular corruption coalition centres on the Heol y Glyn housing development in Glynneath, south Wales and involves two councils, Neath Port Talbot, Glynneath Town Council and a government regulatory body, Natural Resources Wales. 

It revolves around a planning applications (NPTC - P2020/0195 and P2020/0863).

The group are collectively committing the UK Government offence Corporate Manslaughter and the Social Murder of East Glynneath residents based upon their geographical location. The residents live in properties that surround a historic domestic and industrial landfill site that has been misrepresented on the Local Development Plan to enable unscrupulous developers to build houses on an unsuitable location.

Once planning notices were displayed, initial enquiries by the residents group to the planning department representative Steve Ball met with deceit and a refusal to provide information. NPT councillors subsequently refused to ask the planning department on behalf of the group who were left without answers to the question. 

"What happened to the identified contamination in 2008"

Detailed research into the history of the development by a local residents group and supporting academics had identified that the land was identified as contaminated in 2008. The provision of information relating to the contamination was refused by the planning department and the residents group turned their enquiries to the Council Leader Rob Jones. At the first mention of a suggested breach of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act the council leader refused to answer the question, identified the enquiry as a complaint and passed it on to the monitoring officer and the head of planning who then blatantly fabricated information stating that the 1990 act did not apply during the planning process. 

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To avoid accountability for a breach of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act, the Head of Planning and Public Protection at NPTC, Ceri Morris, deliberately misrepresents the act. - MORE INFO

 

The head of planning then referred the group to the Ombudsman. 

The group refused to complain and continued to pursue information from the council leader, planning department and local councillors, all of whom refused to supply it. A corruption coalition formed amongst the staff and elected officials of the Neath Port Talbot Council covering up a breach of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act. 

The residents group further investigated the site history based upon the information available on local and national government websites, it then became evident that malpractice and negligence were common place in the council planning process for the development in question.

The investigation concluded that when the contamination was identified, the information was withdrawn from the planning process itself and the land was redefined as 'brownfield' by the developer. It was clear that the Neath Port Talbot Council had failed to follow their Contaminated Land Strategy which based itself on the 1990 EPA. 

A clear and obvious breach of this act had been identified by the residents group. 

Full details of this process can be found on a this document CLICK HERE

EAST GLYNNEATH - RESIDENTS AGAINST CONTAMINATION - REPORT SUBMITTED TO THE PLANNING COMMITTEE & GLYNNEATH COUNCILLORS ON 5/9/2020 - CLICK HERE 

What should have happened in 2008 is that the planning department should have passed on the information to the Contaminated Land Officer and conditions should have been written into development plan to remediate the land or it should have been tested further. This information was provided to the planning department during the planning process as part of a series of objections to the planning application. 

The information should have then been presented to the planning committee on behalf of the residents by the planning department however, when the planning meeting agenda was published the residents group identified that it was missing. 

A draft report was then commissioned by the residents from Rugby Relics Ltd for late submission to the planning committee for consideration at the meeting to include the missing information. 

The report was posted by signed for delivery to arrive at the home addresses of the planning committee and Glynneath Councillors Simon Knoyle and Del Morgan prior to the planning meeting on 8 September 2020.

 

PLANNING DEPARTMENT MALPRACTICE

The source of the contamination is the Cuddy Group Ltd who have tipped unregulated waste on the development site between approximately 2003 and 2016. The root cause of the problem however, we believe to be planning department negligence in 2005 when they approved the original Cuddy plans prior to identifying the suitability of the land for housing. The Cuddy Group it would seem had no intention of building houses on the site, the planning application was a cover for the importation of thousands of tons of industrial waste. In 2008 the land was identified as contaminated and to avoid the remediation process which would have cost many thousands of pounds the Cuddy Group and the Neath-Port Talbot Council Planning Department colluded to hide the contamination by changing the nature of the development from being a historically clean one to a brownfield site, then back again on the Local Development Plan to a site suitable for a housing development. 

see Cuddy Tipping Habits Video for more information  

COUNCIL OF DEATH DOCUMENT SUBMITTED TO NPTC PLANNING COMMITTEE AND GLYNNEATH COUNCILLORS ON 7/9/2020

72-title.jpg (354465 bytes)   The report title "Council of Death" refers to the seriousness of our concerns. If the findings of the report were not disproved then the Neath Port Talbot Council had placed the lives of Glynneath residents at additional risk of death or serious ill health for the last 12 years. (2008-2020). 

This document provides evidence that the Neath Port Talbot Council has breached the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and has thereby placed the lives of Glynneath residents at risk from 2008 to date by not adhering to the council's responsibilities relating to contaminated land as defined in the 2005 Neath-Port
Talbot Council Contaminated Land Strategy.

A subsequent report has identified that 20% of properties that have a physical border with the Heol y Glyn site in Glynneath have suffered a death of a family member from a rare neurodegenerative disorder within the last 5 years. Two of those deaths by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy can be linked through a scientific report to a similar contamination occurrence in the French town of Wattrelos. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EGRAC PSP REPORT

The properties in which these residents lived are 50 metres apart and the onset of symptoms happened within a space of 2 years around the time the Cuddy Group were constantly tipping and moving soil around the site. 

The UK national figures for such an occurrence, are that only 2 cases should occur in the whole of Glynneath within a period of 40 years.

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  Because of the time constraints in submitting the report it was decided to submit it in draft format to the Neath Port Talbot Council Planning Committee with the opportunity to provide counter evidence prior to a final version being published.

This report has been commissioned by members of the East Glynneath – Residents Against Contamination group.
The scope of the report is to verify the responsibilities and the actions of the Neath-Port Talbot Council when ‘contaminated land’ was reported to them as part of a Cuddy Group planning application in 2008 and to identify whether or not the council have upheld these responsibilities. 

It has been prepared by Rugby Relics Ltd, 66 Brynhyfryd, Glynneath, Neath, SA11 5BA and this version is in draft form prior to publication. This report is being submitted to the members of Neath-Port Talbot Council for the verification of information and the opportunity to provide counter evidence to the information and allegations made in this document. It should be noted that the ‘personal opinions’ of Neath-Port Talbot
Council staff members and councillors will be ignored and discounted unless supported by the relevant evidence that supports these opinions. 

The last section refers to the previous fabrication of information and deception used by council officials in relation to our enquiries to date.

    It is over 9 months since Neath Port Talbot Council have been in possession of this document and they have failed to acknowledge its existence by name or its contents. They have made no genuine attempt to disprove its conclusion. Neath Port Talbot Councillors have gone to great lengths to avoid discussing its contents. This includes potentially holding an illegal planning meeting prior to the official planning meeting on 8 September and the Council Leader Rob Jones issuing a "whitewash" statement with fabricated information. 
75-epa-1990.jpg (78843 bytes)   If we refer to the following submission by the Pollution Officer in this meeting we will see that he confirms the report analysis that the land should have been tested further when he states that: 

"The site investigation in 2008 which was limited sampling, quite shallow sampling"

he goes on to state that the 2019 sampling was also inefficient and his recommendations were a complete testing of the site to fully 'categorize' it for human health issues.

The admission that the testing in 2008 was insufficient by the Neath Port Talbot Council Pollution Officer is clear evidence that the Neath Port Talbot Council broke the 1990 Environmental Protection Act in 2010 because even though the testing was insufficient it was detailed enough to identify the land as contaminated and a series of measures were suggested to clean up the land and prevent further harm to neighbouring residents. The land had already been defined as a risk to 'human health and so the council were duty bound by law to further investigate and identify whether of not it is a special site.

Further information about why the land should have been investigated in 2008 as a 'special site' can be found in the following video.

GLYNNEATH CONTAMINATION - NEATH-PORT TALBOT COUNCIL COVER-UP - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT BREACH - CLICK HERE -  ( https://youtu.be/OcqDYTulk8s )

 

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  To summarise, the problem exists because what happened in the planning committee meeting of 8 September 2020 should have happened in the planning committee meeting of June 2010. Of note is that the potential culprit for hiding the contamination, Russell Borthwick was a spectator at the meeting. This is the only time we have come across Mr Borthwick in the recent planning process. 

***  We have come across Mr Borthwick in the planning process for the Heol y Glyn development in the early stages, however it is possible that he is linked to the other planning permission being sought at the same meeting. Confirmation of the timing of his arrival at the meeting and the details of the other meeting need to be checked. 

 

KEY CORRUPTION COALITION FIGURES

    There are 6 key figures in this corruption coalition who are still holding it together today. The former leader Rob Jones having recently offered himself up to the ombudsman.
69.jpg (74953 bytes) STEVE BALL PLANNING DEPARTMENT The core figure in this corruption coalition is Steve Ball who has continually used methods of deception to avoid giving truthful answers to relevant questions relating to the identified contamination in 2008 and then blocked any further queries. He has worked closely with Simon Knoyle and Del Morgan to force through this application despite other obvious potential problems such as flooding. We see evidence of this at during the planning meeting. 

In this short segment during the September 2020 planning meeting we hear that Steve Ball, Del Morgan and Simon Knoyle have been working closely together. Both councillors had refused to communicate with our residents group since April 2020.

MORE ABOUT STEVE BALL - CLICK HERE

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STEVE BALL

Fabrication & misrepresentation

CUDDY GROUP TIPPING HABITS &  NATURAL RESOURCES WALES MISREPRESENTATION

https://youtu.be/IXqYRlqN2iA

This video is important in helping us to understand this corruption coalition, we see how Steve Ball has blatantly misrepresented the role of Natural Resources Wales in the planning process for the Heol y Glyn development. The Cuddy Group were tipping at the Heol y Glyn site from 2005 to 2016  while Natural Resources Wales was formed in 2013 and the Cuddy Group's first NRW licence dates from August 2014 by which time the majority of tipped material had been brought onto the site. The video also gives a general idea of how the planning department at NPTC have supported the intentions of Cuddy Group to tip on the land as opposed to building houses. The Cuddy Group's housing development arm Primrose Homes did not build a single property during their entire existence. It was just a front for their illegal tipping of industrial waste.

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SIMON KNOYLE  GLYNNEATH COUNCILLOR As a Director of SAK Consulting, Simon has 24 years experience of working in the construction Industry. Throughout the planning application we see him using his broad skill set with a large contact base within the Welsh construction industry, proven people skills and keen to assist in business growth wherever possible, bringing a large database of satisfied subcontractors, contractors and clients with him to the application. 

Source: SAK (Simon Anthony Knoyle) Consulting. 

In an email dated 6 April 2020 Simon Knoyle stated that

"The only thing that I would say is, we are in a period of time where we do not know what will
happen tomorrow, I am still trying to carry on working ( I have my own business as a Freelance Quantity Surveyor as you know ) and I cannot furlough myself as I am still trying to continue working"

Throughout the planning process Simon Knoyle's actions have been directed towards developing his construction consultancy business network. These actions include meeting the developer Enzo on site while the developer is breaking the planning conditions in front of him and hiding contamination from the people of Glynneath. 

With planning application 2020/0195 there were 40 properties surrounding the site that objected to the development. The only resident living close to the site in support of the development was Councillor Del Morgan. This being the case Simon Knoyle was clearly working for his own personal interests and not those of the people he was elected to serve. 

MORE INFORMATION - SIMON KNOYLE'S 'SECRET' VIDEO - CLICK HERE

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DEL MORGAN  GLYNNEATH COUNCILLOR Throughout the planning process Del Morgan can be seen supporting a planning application that is clearly a potential danger to the residents bordering the site. His property is set away from the development. His support for the tunnelling of the stream and his refusal to report Enzo when he was breaking the conditions post planning approval led to the flooding of  properties in the street with contaminated water a few weeks later. He has refused to engage in communication with residents and is covering up the identified contamination in 2008 which he was informed about in April 2020. He issued a statement together with Simon Knoyle in October 2020 which is clearly a deliberate attempt at discrediting the report submitted without providing evidence in support of his claims. This is what he said (together with Simon Knoyle) about our report.

"We would highlight one particular instance where it is claimed that a document sent to the local ward Members and the County Borough Council had not been given due consideration; however, we can confirm that council officers had indeed replied to its sender on two separate occasions with detailed responses to the concerns raised."

The detailed responses were fabrication and deception emails from Steve Ball that had no relevance to the questions asked.

MORE INFORMATION - DEL MORGAN 'SUSPICIOUSLY' VIDEO - CLICK HERE

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Council Leader - Councillor Rob Jones orchestrated a cover up operation that included Craig Morris, Craig Griffiths and Steve Ball and broke council rules in relation to the council complaints procedure while doing so.

ROB JONES - MORE INFO

 

65-jones-leader.jpg (95853 bytes)   At this point we are going to include two key communication events with the Council Leader Rob Jones. It is an exchange of emails on the 19 & 20 April 2020.

They are significant because they are include 5 members of the corruption coalition and the email identifies to the members of the coalition the breach in the 1990 EPA and Steve Ball corruption incidents.

.The Council Leader Rob Jones, Steve Ball, Simon Knoyle, Del Morgan and Haulwen Morgan.

The Council Leader replied that he would pass the information on to the planning department for inclusion in the planning process copying all identified key coalition figures in the process. 

 

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CERI MORRIS HEAD OF PLANNING The Head of Planning can be seen to support Steve Ball's corrupt actions in his 'complaint resolution' referred by the Council Leader. His resolution includes this blatant misrepresentation of government/council policy relating to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and contaminated land

"Turning specifically to the issue of land contamination at the site and whether the Council has historically contravened the Environmental Protection Act 1990, I would advise that this legislation no longer applies when a site is going through the planning
process; by definition therefore the Council has not at any point contravened its duties under this legislation, as it is not relevant once the planning process has commenced."

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If we refer to the council's Contaminated Land Strategy in place at the time we will see that land contamination should be dealt with early in the planning process............ 

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and also if we refer to the UK Environmental Law Association's guidance on the 1990 EPA and contaminated land:

"Please note that the planning process does not override the contaminated land regime provided by Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990."

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This is a deliberate act of misconduct by the Head of Planning.

CERI MORRIS - MORE INFO

 

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Suzanne Paddison has been aware since 15 May 2020 of the potential breach of the 1990 EPA. During the planning committee meeting she disallowed our report for inclusion in the meeting because it was 'new information'. The only reason the report existed was because the information had previously been supplied to the planning department and not included in their summary.

Councillor Paddison potentially held an illegal planning meeting with Councillors Keogh, Woolcock and Craig Morris prior to the main meeting in September. (Source - conversation with Tammie Davies of legal services prior to planning committee meeting in which she said "I was up early this morning, this is my second meeting of the day"

 

CORRUPTION COALITION SUPPORT

    The following Neath Port Talbot Council employees and elected representatives have undertaken corrupt actions in support of the 6 key figures in the coalition.
72-title.jpg (354465 bytes) CRAIG GRIFFITHS HEAD OF LEGAL SERVICES AND MONITORING OFFICER  Joined with Ceri Morris and the Council Leader to channel our initial request for information on identified contaminated land down the natioal government complaints process. It should be noted that he is the monitoring officer for NPTC and as such all 'whistle blowing' and reports of wrong doing, such as the breach of the 1990 EPA should go direct to him. We would suggest that he has provided the strategies used by Ceri Morris, the Council Leader and Nicola Pearce to avoid the council's responsibility for the breach of the 1990 EPA.
68.jpg (255527 bytes) NICOLA PEARCE FORMER HEAD OF PLANNING Worked with Craig Griffiths to support her colleague Steve Ball's fabrication and refusal to provide information. Refused to provide information in relation to the communication between Steve Ball and Ceri Morris that should have been readily available as 'Ombudsman evidence'.
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Councillor Suzanne Paddison (Chair) - 249 Western Avenue, Sandfields, Port Talbot, SA12 7NF. - 
Phone: 01639 760473 - Mobile: 07891 054074

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Councillor Sean Pursey (Vice Chair) - 22 St Pauls Road, Port Talbot, SA12 6PG - Mobile: 07865 355970

Has been aware since 15 May 2020 of the potential breach of the 1990 EPA. 

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Councillor Christopher John Jones, 62 Ynys-Y-Mond, Alltwen, Pontardawe, SA8 3BA, Mobile: 07968 786699

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Councillor Dennis Keogh, 35 Wern Road, Port Talbot, SA13 2BD, Mobile: 07967 897072

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Councillor Rhidian Mizen,  11 Heol Crwys, Cwmafan, Port Talbot, SA12 9NT, Mobile: 07813 711212

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Councillor Scott Bamsey, 7 Wilden Avenue, Port Talbot, SA13 2HS, Mobile: 07478 432532

73-davies.jpg (93962 bytes)   Councillor Rosalyn Davies, 102 Heol Cilmaengwyn, Cilmaengwyn, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4QN, 
Phone: 01792 862447, Mobile: 07989 661280
72-hunt.jpg (101835 bytes)   Councillor Steve K.Hunt, 153 Dulais Road, Seven Sisters, Neath, SA10 9EY, Phone: 01639 700063, Mobile: 07850 429957
71-wingrave.jpg (82444 bytes)   Councillor Annette Wingrave (UDP Member (Non-voting)), 9 Pretyman Drive, Llandarcy, Neath, SA10 6HZ, Phone: 01792 812857, Mobile: 07757 949143, 
70-woolcock.jpg (84395 bytes) 72-title.jpg (354465 bytes) Councillor Arwyn N.Woolcock, 8 Barry Road, Lower Brynamman, Ammanford, SA18 1TU, Phone: 01269 825767, Mobile: 07977 588282
68-renkes.jpg (105908 bytes)   Councillor Susanne Renkes, 65 Pentyla, Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8DR, Phone: 01639 897818, Mobile: 07932 377022
67-protheroe.jpg (95966 bytes)   Councillor Mark Protheroe, 64 Harle Street, Neath, SA11 3DL, Phone: 01639 769231
69-williams.jpg (102672 bytes)   Councillor Chris Williams - It should also be noted that a member of the planning committee Chris Williams, formerly a Glynneath Councillor lived next to the development and while he did so, his wife died of unnatural causes, Councillor Williams moved away from the area shortly after this and has refused to share the information on the cause of his wife's death with our group. It should be noted that there are instances of death by neurodegenerative disorders in this area, some of which can be linked to ground contamination.   

 

OPPORTUNITY OFFERED TO COUNCILLORS 

On the 25th October 2020 we emailed every member of the planning committee to request what due diligence they had undertaken in relation to the document provided.    Dear Councillor
You were provided a document prior to the planning committee meeting on
8/9/2020 a document that explained the process of how the Neath-Port Talbot
Council Planning Department and Committee failed to observe council
protocol when they failed to investigate further contaminated land identified in
2008. The same document provided documentary evidence of this breach
which suggested that a member/s of the planning department had committed
malpractice.
Please provide the following information or relevant answers to questions
under the Freedom of Information Act and/or the purpose or the Neath-Port
Talbot Council as defined in the Corporate Plan which is to serve and
represent the interests of its citizens and communities:
Our Purpose: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council exists to serve and
represent the interests of its citizens and communities. We strive to improve
the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of all of our
people.
Please provide a detailed log of the due diligence actions you have taken in
respect of this information received? For example:
Did you manually check if the information contained in the document was
factually correct within the planning department records?
on the 2 November the Head of Planning Ceri Morris replied on their behalf stating   You repeatedly complain that the Council has failed to address your queries
however, the Council has investigated your concerns and responded to you
accordingly, providing you with an avenue of appeal against every issue.
They also include serious and unsubstantiated allegations about the conduct
of officers and councillors, stating that the Planning Department has colluded with the
former site owners to hide contaminated land, which would constitute a breach of the
Environmental Protection Act 1990.
The Council takes its responsibilities with regards to ground contamination very
seriously. The Council is satisfied that it has not at any point contravened its duties
under this legislation.
This is unusual because on the 4 May 2020 Mr Morris had previously stated in his investigation of Steve Ball's deception    " Turning specifically to the issue of land contamination at the site and whether the Council has historically contravened the Environmental Protection Act 1990, I would advise that this legislation no longer applies when a site is going through the planning
process; by definition therefore the Council has not at any point contravened its duties under this legislation, as it is not relevant once the planning process has commenced."
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The Neath-Port Talbot Council's responsibilities at this point in time were contained in the Contaminated Land Strategy. 

If we look at the Executive Summary of the Contaminated Land Strategy we will see that it immediately aligns itself with Part IIA of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act and then bases it's contaminated land processes on this Act. 

 

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"One of the key objectives of the council's Contaminated Land Strategy (Key Objective 4:) is to ensure that during the redevelopment of new sites, land contamination issues are dealt with effectively and at an early stage of the planning process."
    At no point does Mr Morris offer a fact or counter argument that disputes the information or conclusion of our draft report and if we look at his statement on the 4th May 2020 and compare it with that of the UK Environmental Law Association, we will see that it is a direct contradiction to UK Government law as generally accepted by the leading UK environment law charity.  
  39-UKLEA-contam-montage-mar.jpg (295836 bytes) "Contaminated land is also taken into account in planning applications for new developments. Planning permission may be refused if the development site poses serious harm that cannot be cleaned up. Even if there is minimal risk of contamination, the planning permission may still require the developer to do some clean up work before proceeding with construction work. Find out more here. Please note that the planning process does not override the contaminated land regime provided by Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990."

 

GLYNNEATH TOWN COUNCIL 

57.jpg (466794 bytes)   According to the Glynneath Town Council website the Neath Port Talbot and Glynneath Town Council's are separate entities..............

Neath Port Talbot, which is a totally separate local authority operating on a larger and wider scale than local councils such as Glynneath Town Council.

61.jpg (380413 bytes)   On the 19 April 2020 three Glynneath Town Councillors were copied to an email to NPT Council Leader Rob Jones which included evidence of the 2008 contamination supplied to NPTC planning department and the refusal of the planning officer Steve Ball to provide relevant information relating to this identified contamination. This being the case the Glynneath Town Councillors became aware of the corrupt activities of Steve Ball and of the un-remediated contamination. Two of the Councillors were Simon Knoyle and Del Morgan. A request was made of the third councillor Haulwen Morgan to print and place the email in the Glynneath Town Council records. Therefore, Glynneath Town Council had been made aware of a potential breach of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act three months in advance of their planning application 'comment' meeting..    

 

TOWN COUNCIL KEY CORRUPTION COALITION FIGURES

65-knoyle-moustache.jpg (157328 bytes) SIMON KNOYLE  GLYNNEATH TOWN  COUNCILLOR During the meeting of 28 July Simon Knoyle abused his position as a Neath Port Talbot County Councillor to hide information from the Glynneath Town Council. As the current mayor of the town and chair of the meeting he should have been aware that his priority at the meeting was to represent the people of Glynneath. He was aware at the time that the Neath Port Talbot Council had potentially breached the 1990 Environment Act and so he should have informed his fellow Glynneath Town Council members of this fact. Prior to a Glynneath Town Council dated 27 October Simon Knoyle issued a statement containing misleading information in conjunction with Del Morgan and the Council Leader Rob Jones.
66.jpg (137678 bytes) DEL MORGAN  GLYNNEATH TOWN COUNCILLOR During the meeting of 28 July Del Morgan abused his position as a Neath Port Talbot County Councillor to hide information from the Glynneath Town Council. As a former mayor of the town and an experienced Glynneath Town Councillor he should have been aware that his priority at the meeting was to represent the people of Glynneath and not the Neath Port Talbot Council. He was aware at the time that the Neath Port Talbot Council had potentially breached the 1990 Environment Act and so he should have informed his fellow Glynneath Town Council members of this fact. Prior to a Glynneath Town Council dated 27 October Del Morgan issued a statement containing misleading information in conjunction with Simon Knoyle and the Council Leader Rob Jones.
03-youtube.jpg (251589 bytes) GERRY REYNOLDS GLYNNEATH TOWN COUNCILLOR Chaired a Glynneath Town Council meeting dated 27 October in which he refused to ask Del Morgan & Simon Knoyle the 'due diligence' question on our behalf. He has been supplied the EGRAC PSP REPORT which he failed to acknowledge publicly in a meeting dated May 2021.

On Monday 3 May 2020 the following report was hand delivered to Councillor Reynolds home address. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EGRAC PSP REPORT

65.jpg (120992 bytes) HAULWEN MORGAN GLYNNEATH TOWN COUNCILLOR Copied to Rob Jones EPA email and supported Simon Knoyle & Del Morgan's cover-up of the EGRAC report at the Glynneath Town Council meeting of 27 October 2020 and voted to refer the matter back to the Neath Port Talbot Council despite being supplied with the EGRAC report stating that the Neath Port Talbot Council are covering up recorded contamination and a breach of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act at the site.

On Monday 3 May 2020 the following report was hand delivered to Councillor Morgan's home address. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EGRAC PSP REPORT

On the 8 June 2020 the Glynneath Town Council discussed the covering letter to the report, but not the report, the conclusion of which is:

“Residents of Brynhyfryd are dying from the rare neurological disorder Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. These deaths are almost certainly due to specified and other potential unspecified contamination tipped at the Heol y Glyn landfill site. Public officers who have covered up this contamination are responsible for the unlawful killing of these residents.”

 Councillor Morgan lives in Brynhyfryd.

 

GLYNNEATH TOWN COUNCIL CORRUPTION COALITION

05-gtco.jpg (57636 bytes)   The following Glynneath Town Councillors have made corrupt actions in support of the 2 key figures (Simon Knoyle and Del Morgan in the coalition corruption.) They have all received the 'Council of Death' document and they are all aware that both Simon Knoyle and Del Morgan have failed to undertake due diligence in respect of it. In a council meeting dated the 27 October 2020 they each voted to ignore an opportunity to identify the corrupt councillors Del Morgan and Simon Knoyle in the best interests of the people of Glynneath.

https://youtu.be/a7cMoQ38Ih4

62.jpg (73342 bytes) STEVE EVANS GLYNNEATH TOWN COUNCILLOR Works closely with Simon Knoyle as member of the Glynneath Rugby Club committee. Supported Simon Knoyle & Del Morgan's cover-up of the EGRAC report at the Glynneath Town Council meeting of 27 October 2020 and voted to refer the matter back to the Neath Port Talbot Council despite being supplied with the EGRAC report stating that the Neath Port Talbot Council are covering up recorded contamination and a breach of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act at the site. He is also aware of illegal tipping at the Heol y Glyn site. 
REMOVED GLYNNEATH TOWN COUNCILLOR This councillor supported Simon Knoyle & Del Morgan's cover-up of the EGRAC report at the Glynneath Town Council meeting of 27 October 2020 and voted to refer the matter back to the Neath Port Talbot Council despite being supplied with the EGRAC report stating that the Neath Port Talbot Council are covering up recorded contamination and a breach of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act at the site. The councillor has indicated that they are willing to work with us to protect the people surrounding the Heol y Glyn site. We have removed this councillor from the coalition and are awaiting positive actions against the coalition. 
 

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CAROLYN EDWARDS GLYNNEATH TOWN COUNCILLOR Supported Simon Knoyle & Del Morgan's cover-up of the EGRAC report at the Glynneath Town Council meeting of 27 October 2020 and voted to refer the matter back to the Neath Port Talbot Council despite being supplied with the EGRAC report stating that the Neath Port Talbot Council are covering up recorded contamination and a breach of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act at the site.
73-knoyle-richard.jpg (89881 bytes) RICHARD KNOYLE GLYNNEATH TOWN COUNCILLOR Supported Simon Knoyle & Del Morgan's cover-up of the EGRAC report at the Glynneath Town Council meeting of 27 October 2020 and voted to refer the matter back to the Neath Port Talbot Council despite being supplied with the EGRAC report stating that the Neath Port Talbot Council are covering up recorded contamination and a breach of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act at the site.
71-mcmenemin-s.jpg (87824 bytes) SHANE McMENAMIN GLYNNEATH TOWN COUNCILLOR Supported Simon Knoyle & Del Morgan's cover-up of the EGRAC report at the Glynneath Town Council meeting of 27 October 2020 and voted to refer the matter back to the Neath Port Talbot Council despite being supplied with the EGRAC report stating that the Neath Port Talbot Council are covering up recorded contamination and a breach of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act at the site.
70-powell-marie.jpg (130428 bytes) MARIE POWELL GLYNNEATH TOWN COUNCILLOR Supported Simon Knoyle & Del Morgan's cover-up of the EGRAC report at the Glynneath Town Council meeting of 27 October 2020 and voted to refer the matter back to the Neath Port Talbot Council despite being supplied with the EGRAC report stating that the Neath Port Talbot Council are covering up recorded contamination and a breach of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act at the site.
63.jpg (126499 bytes) JANET COLLINS GLYNNEATH TOWN COUNCILLOR Supported Simon Knoyle & Del Morgan's cover-up of the EGRAC report at the Glynneath Town Council meeting of 27 October 2020 and voted to refer the matter back to the Neath Port Talbot Council despite being supplied with the EGRAC report stating that the Neath Port Talbot Council are covering up recorded contamination and a breach of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act at the site.
67.jpg (96928 bytes) ALISON THOMAS FORMER GLYNNEATH TOWN COUNCIL CLERK Is aware of Simon Knoyle & Del Morgan's cover-up of the EGRAC report and has not, to the best of our knowledge referred this to a regulatory authority. 
  FORMER GLYNNEATH TOWN COUNCILLOR - JE This former councillor has been removed from the coalition because the support he has shown has outweighed his decision to support Simon Knoyle & Del Morgan's cover-up of the EGRAC report at the Glynneath Town Council meeting of 27 October 2020.
  JOANNA VAN TOYNDER Is aware of Simon Knoyle & Del Morgan's cover-up of the EGRAC report and has not, to the best of our knowledge referred this to a regulatory authority. 

 

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Members of the coalition whose positive actions outweigh their negative actions have been removed from this coalition. To understand the difference between a negative and positive action and how this can affect your life, please watch the following 'meaning of life' video. 

  

 

youtube - Glynneath Contamination Social Murders playlist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcqDYTulk8s&list=PLgZICAvXkAMuWdc-mlXvAE3gWErDt88ZH

 

 

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LINKS 

UK Environmental Law Association - https://www.ukela.org/ - CLICK HERE

 

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