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is the Cynon Valley MS pleased that the local council is building on a floodplain?

Well there was an election due and the Cynon Valley MS is pleased that the local council is building on a floodplain well she did help to secure the project,  “I'm pleased to have helped secure a number of projects, such as the new units on Robertstown Industrial Estate,” Taken from Twitter Rhondda Cynon Taf Council went ahead with the Construction of 20 number industrial starter units for general industrial storage and distribution despite objections from Natural Resources Wales who said, “We object to the proposed development as submitted as it has not been demonstrated that the risks and consequences of flooding can be managed to an acceptable level in accordance with TAN15.” NRW said, “Our advice is one of objection because the whole site is not designed to be flood free during a 1 in 100 year plus climate change flood event and the development would result in an increase in flood risk elsewhere, outside of the development site.” As a result of raising the buildings above the predicted flood levels, there is an increase in flood risk elsewhere. The impacts on flood risk elsewhere during the predicted 0.1% (1 in 1000 year) flood event is far more widespread. This is not in line with section A1.12 of TAN15. The roads serving the site are liable to flooding. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council still allowing building on local floodplains so the question is why build in Robertstown on a floodplain is costing taxpayers more in construction costs as the units have to be raised out of the flood zone. As well as a flood potential poor access to the site a low bridge from the so-called Aberdare bypass a level crossing at the other end virtually on a roundabout and another 300 houses to be built on the old Aberdare hospital site. Increasing traffic on the Ynys roundabout already a bottleneck at peak times no forward-thinking from the council. There is a large area called the Hirwaun Industrial Estate easy access not on a flood plain that has lots of potential building land available as you can see from the above photograph, as most of the large factory units have been demolished take a trip it's like a ghost town to what it was in its heyday. So why didn't the council build the units on the Hirwaun Industrial Estate?The Welsh Government own the site so why has it deteriorated so much over the last 22 years since Welsh Labour has been in power in Cardiff. What has successive Cynon Valley Labour MPs AMs and MS done to make Hirwaun Industrial Estate a strong source of employment for local people? How many remember working on the Rhigos Industrial Estate originally built as Royal Ordnance Factory-built between May 1941 and February 1942, at the end of the war, in 1945, the Board of Trade took over the site for use as an industrial estate. Hirwaun Historical Society provides the details shown below.  Details obtained from W.W.Price Collection in Aberdare Library. These are some of the tenant companies that set up in business on the Hirwaun Industrial Estate after the closing down of the Royal Ordnance Factory. Aman Metal Spinners – Made articles in spun metalArcy Manufacturing Co. Ltd. ClothingAngel Upholstery Ltd. – FurnitureBrush Material Manufacturing Co. ltd – Brush making machineryCambrian Casting – Makers of non-ferrous castingsCyanamid Products Ltd – Production of AureomycinConcrete Utilities ltd – Manufacture of concrete electric street lighting columnsChemco Metals – Makers of cigarette lightersMessrs. Chamberlain & Hookham – Meter makers & Electrical engineersDunlop Holdings – Latex ProductsDarecraft Metal Products ltd – Agriculture, Horticultural and poultry appliancesElectron ic Components ltd – Electronic components, tool making and Press workEmbee Abrasives Ltd – AbrasivesEngard Fans – Industrial FansElectric & Household Utilities – Manufacturers of Table lamps, lampshades and plastic Utility articlesEko Clocks and Watches Ltd – Synchronous clocks, wristlet and pocket watchesFisco Ltd – Manufacturers of drawing pins, paper punches, stapling machines, steel tapes, etcGlamorgan County Ambulance Station – Ambulance garageHowell & Botham – Manufacturers of articles from aluminiumHolloway ltdHarry Smith (Moore Abbott) LtdHirwaun Glassworks Co – Manufacturers of glassware productsH Morris Trading as Model Pattern & Woodworking – Pattern makersJ.J.Castings Investment Co Ltd – Dental & Jewellery InvestmentsLastex Yarn & Lactron Thread Ltd – Latex productsMark Templeman & Son – Industrial GlovesMurphy Radio – Television sets and radiosMYM Products – Metal Stampings and PressingsMorgan & Brace Ltd – Machine ToolsMinistry of Food – Storage onlyPespecraft Ltd – Model planes, toys etc.Parrys Butterfull – Cakes Food ProductsPurma Cameras – Purma Precision Engineering Co. Ltd Light engineeringQually Meats Ltd – Preparation and distribution of pre-packed meatRF Equipment Co. Ltd (Sobell Radio) – Valve componentsRadio & Allied Industries – Radio and televisionsStratton Glassfibre Fabricating Co. – Boat buildingC. Saunders & Son – WeldingSobell’s Industries – Manufacturers of television sets, radios , and radiograms.Thorn’s Electrical Company – Ferguson Radio Made electric globesTruvox Engineering Co. Ltd – Radio; Acoustic; Electrical & Domestic Utensils. Electric irons and firesTyre Disposals Ltd