P-05-753 Strengthening the Legislative and Regulatory Framework Surrounding Waste Wood Processing Facilities - Correspondence from the petitioner to the clerking team, 06.06.18


Dear Kayleigh,


Many thanks for sending me the latest correspondence which is to be considered by the Petitions Committee.


The regulatory regime which the Chief Executive of Natural Resources Wales outlines is one which is adequate in theory but simply fails to work in practice. Unfortunately, the current regulatory regime fails to ensure the compliance of operators with their terms of operation and as a result, is not fit for purpose.


Regrettably, my constituents continue to be subjected to breaches of South Wales Wood Recycling's operating hours on a daily basis without any visible enforcement of their permit and no penalty levied upon the operator for these continual breaches of their terms of operation. 


It is for this reason that the petition calls for the regulatory regime to be strengthened in order to mandate compliance with the terms of operators' permits. 


Best wishes




Cllr. Alex Williams (Penprysg)


Bridgend County Borough Council