Frank Little

Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for Bryncoch South, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Learn more

Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Proposed housing development off Leiros Park

by franklittle on 27 April, 2017

My views on extra housing in this area, expressed when I was councillor for Cadoxton, are on record. I trust that, should I be elected, they will not be regarded as fettering my discretion when this application is debated. For this reason, I had better say no more at present.  

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Community project

by franklittle on 29 March, 2017

Does any reader have an idea for a community project in Blaenhonddan? Good Energy has up to £500 to give away. The company says: We’d love to help you do something good for your local community – that’s why we’re giving you the chance to win up to £500 to spread some goodness. It could be […]

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William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, is calling on the Westminster Government to reconsider its recent announcement of a reduction in Feed-in-Tariffs (FITs): the price that is paid to people who generate their own electricity and sell the surplus back to the National Grid. Under the current FITs […]

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Grit bins

by franklittle on 27 October, 2011

I am pleased to pass on the good news that the environment & highways cabinet committee at its meeting last month has approved grit bins for both Cwmbach Road and Bryn Catwg. Pressure from local members, including myself, coupled with the experience of yet another severe winter in 2010/11, has obviously caused the cabinet to rethink […]

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Fracking

by franklittle on 9 July, 2011

I share Peter Black’s concern about the rush to exploit methane from shale layers in South Wales.  In addition to the Maesteg operation, permission has been given in two places – one of which is in adjacent Aberdulais ward – in Neath Port Talbot to prospect for shale gas. I am not the only member […]

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The coalition budget

by franklittle on 24 March, 2011

Against a very difficult background, George Osborne has kept to the coalition agreement. The personal allowance will continue to be raised in 2012/13, though not by as much as we are about to benefit by in 2011/12. Other measures are discussed elsewhere, so I won’t go through the speech in detail, but two developments in […]

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Green shoots

by franklittle on 9 March, 2011

After the drastic cut-backs of last year, green shoots are beginning to appear. I refer of course to the replanting in Craig Gwladus. From a distance, the areas cleared of Corsican pine still look like a battlefield, but, up close, the many fragile saplings are showing leaf-buds. The woods evidence the care and attention bestowed […]

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Floods

by franklittle on 14 January, 2011

Finally, I have got around to writing about the inundation of yesterday morning. If it had not been for an important Personnel Committee meeting (the delicate negotiations with the unions over the staffing budget were on the agenda), I would have been in Cadoxton that morning. If I had been aware of how great the […]

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Just a reminder that the closing date for the submission of further candidate sites for the Local Development Plan (LDP) passed on the 27th July. The council is now inviting comments on them up until 30th September – see http://www.neath-porttalbot.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=6210 Note that Cadoxton is covered by the “Neath Spatial Area”. Residents may be also be […]

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Gas-powered power plant

by franklittle on 11 April, 2010

Last Thursday, we on Neath Port Talbot planning and development committee resolved not to make an immediate recommendation on the proposed Abernedd power station, which would sit alongside the GE plant on the Baglan Energy Park. It should be noted that we cannot actually decide on planning applications for power stations rated at above 50 […]

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