Investigation over dumped wood chip at Garth Wood, Pentyrch

Picture of the dumped wood chip The dumping has taken place on an access road off Heol Goch

An investigation has been launched over reports that large quantities of wood chip have been illegally tipped near a special area of conservation.

Garth Wood in Pentyrch, near Cardiff, is recognised internationally as one of the largest beech forests in Wales.

It provides essential habitat to a number of important plant species.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) confirmed it is looking into the dumping which has happened in an access road off Heol Goch in the village.

"Our officers will now begin an investigation into who is responsible and whether this activity is happening legitimately," a spokesperson said.

"If we find evidence to suggest that material is being tipped illegally, we will take the appropriate enforcement action."

Anybody who has further information about the incident can report it via the Natural Resources Wales incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60.

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