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'Last chance' to save Torfaen's 'The British' colliery

Campaigners are fighting to save a former Torfaen colliery site that is home to a number of listed buildings.

'The British', named after the ironworks founded there in the 1800s, has been derelict for 40 years.

Its office building and Quadrangle were designed by Hyde Park and London Zoo architect Decimus Burton.

The community has "cautiously welcomed" £4m plans for a housing development, nature reserve and hydro electric power scheme.

Torfaen council said the regeneration scheme could be the area's last chance.

Drone footage courtesy of Gwyn Jenkins and Hastings Museum & Art Gallery provided the image of Decimus Burton

  • 01 Sep 2016