'The valley is our history and should be kept'

A former opencast coal mine that has been reclaimed by nature could be destroyed by redevelopment, campaigners fear.

They claim the site - on the border of Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent - is now a popular "hidden gem" of a beauty spot and should not reopen.

Last year, Torfaen council rejected plans to remove millions of tonnes of sandstone from the Tirpentwys site.

But the developer, Peakman Limited, has appealed.

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