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Written Assembly Questions tabled on 1 February 2016 for answer on 8 February 2016

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Written Questions must be tabled at least five working days before they are to be answered. In practice, Ministers aim to answer within seven/eight days but are not bound to do so. Answers are published in the language in which they are provided, with a translation into English of responses provided in Welsh.

To ask the Minister for Natural Resources

Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Minister provide a statement on the future of Ffos-y-Fran land reclamation scheme and a reassurance, or otherwise, on the restoration of the site? (WAQ69741)

Answer received on 10 February 2016

The Minister for Natural Resources (Carl Sargeant):

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council continues to monitor the site in line with the approved planning permission.  Progressive restoration is taking place in accord with the expectations of Planning Policy Wales and MTAN 2 Coal.  A planning application for the discharge of condition 53 (restoration and aftercare plan for phase 1) has recently been submitted by Miller Argent which is currently under consideration by the local planning authority.

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