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Open e-mail received from Local Councillor Eurig Wyn

Posted by on January 15, 2015

Stop Dolbebin has received an e-mail from Councillor Eurig Wyn, the link below contains the response from Stop Dolbebin as well as the original e-mail from Councillor Eurig Wyn with an English translation.

Eurig Wyn Letter and response.

2 Responses to Open e-mail received from Local Councillor Eurig Wyn

  1. No Name

    Is the remark racist ?

  2. Nick Ashby cc Graham Thomas

    Any objection to the proposal was done due to the facts, rules & obligations of those facts & rules eg, an over abundance of slate already available for processing in the area, and the plans not being in alignment with council guidelines on many counts.
    From my point of view, this would be aesthetic as my business involves presenting Wales as a beautiful & geologically meaningful place.
    The Dolbebin Slate Tip is actually an important historical land mark that is seen as one enters Dyffryn Nantlle and any plan to work on it would point to poor planning as there are so many other less obtrusive sites that could be utilised for aggregate & even applying to existing operating quarries as I was advised to do.

    It was said during the session that ‘North Wales isn’t a museum’. Well, I don’t believe that’s quite true. I don’t know exactly what the revenue from tourism is, but I would say it plays a substansial roll in the ecomomy. Therefore, keeping the ‘place looking nice’ would be of great economic importance.
    To this end, any ‘development’ of old quarry sites, workings or waste tips etc. need to be very carefully thought about as not to encroach the visual impact of rock that has been exposed for generations and has become part of the landscape.
    It is not only visitors that find some of the recent workings a sad loss, but locals also. [Perhaps more so; as they may have played these as children and become accustomed to a working ‘in situ’]. Even certain famous film sets have recently been dynamited which to me might seem a possible shot in the foot.
    I agree wholeheartedly there is a need for local work for local people but any development should be within keeping with the surrounding area’s visual amenity and also environment.
    Wales may need to move on and I get the feeling that it will soon, but keeping it’s heritage & history intact for visitors is an important factor
    With kind regards
    N Ashby

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