Residents terrified of landslide after traveller neighbours from hell dig up entire hillside to move caravans in

Land close to Porters Road and Banna Bunglalows

Residents have been left infuriated after travellers dug up the entire hillside - sparking concerns of a landslide (stock image of caravan)

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Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler


Published: 25/06/2024

- 22:46

The travellers have been told not to continue any more development work

Residents have been left infuriated after travellers dug up the entire hillside - sparking concerns of a landslide.

Tonnes of land has been excavated from a hill in Nantyglo, Gwent without any planning permission.


The group recently bought the land but completed work without safety precautions.

The owners have subsequently received a second High Court injunction following the first temporary legal order that paused the work.

Porters Road

The travellers have been told not to continue any more development work on land close to Porters Road and Banna Bunglalows without planning permission

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The travellers have been told not to continue any more development work on land close to Porters Road and Banna Bungalows without planning permission and can no longer bring caravans to the site.

Blaenau Gwent Council said: "Land development had taken place in the absence of planning permission."

The injunction noted that the landowners must "cease to occupy, live and/or sleep or cause or permit any person to occupy, live and/or sleep in any touring caravan, mobile home or any other moveable structure on the land".

The order will remain in place until a full court hearing.

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A fundraising page which is believed to have been launched by one of the travellers said the work was being carried out as the "council is not providing us with the right needs".

A petition against the work being done on land has now gained more than 600 signatures.

"Some of the more elderly residents around here are terrified of what's happening - they don't feel able to even open their curtains at the moment," the leader of the petition, Yvonne Bell said.

Another local said it is a "very scary time" for residents in the area.

Porters Road

The group recently bought the land but completed work without safety precautions

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Images show a row of caravans on the land which has been flattened.

Other pictures show a digger parked near what is left of the hillside.

Land registry documents state that the area can only be used for grazing.

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