THE Vale Council is to have a meeting with the Welsh Government next Wednesday, November 8, to discuss the disposal of dredged material at ‘Cardiff Grounds’ in the Bristol Channel. The council recently said it was keen to ensure all the necessary safeguards were in place in case radioactive material is deposited. It said it wanted to meet the Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, to outline the council’s concerns. A licence runs until 2019 allowing for the disposal of dredged materials resulting from work at Hinkley Point Power Station. Coun John Thomas, Leader of the Vale Council, told The GEM: “Since the report on the disposal of material at the Cardiff Grounds was discussed at Cabinet on October 9, there has been a detailed discussion at the council’s environment and regeneration scrutiny committee on October 12.
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FORCED to leave their centuries-old roosts on land taken over by the Hinkley Point C development, some of the country’s rarest bats have been looking for a new home. And now they have found one – thanks to a £250,000 grant from the Hinkley Community Impact Mitigation ecology fund, recommended for approval by West Somerset Council’s cabinet on Wednesday. The money will provide a new habitat on the nearby East Quantoxhead Estate for one of the last remaining colonies of barbastelle bats.
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