South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has backed calls to safeguard the future of Aberthaw Wildlife Reserve.
The reserve is located on the site of Aberthaw Power station, and Mr Davies has been contacted by several residents, as well as the Rhoose and Aberthaw Wildlife campaign group, to express concerns about its future when the station closes.
He recently met station manager Will Jeffery and project development manager Fiona Auty, where he emphasised the need to retain the wildlife reserve on the site, and pressed for a positive resolution.
The ash tip area on the site is also home to many species, including skylarks, partridges, kestrels, badgers and butterflies, and has become a “beacon for biodiversity”.
Mr Davies said, “Aberthaw Wildlife Reserve is a beacon for biodiversity in the area, and it is no surprise residents, as well as Rhoose and Aberthaw Wildlife, are so concerned about its future.
“It’s vital we safeguard its future when the power station closes, and I am grateful to Will and Fiona for taking the time to meet.
“I emphasised the need to maintain the reserve long term, and pressed for a solution to be found.”
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