Sixteen Years of Habitat Loss in Cernydd Carmel — Illustrated
Before and after photos of part of Blaenpant Farm, south of Maesybont, show the dramatic change which Carmarthenshire County Council apparently failed to notice. The area shown is part of the Cernydd Carmel Special Area of Conservation, and Natural Resources Wales has now ordered a ten-year restoration plan (see here).
- 1999 — Varied vegetation, and habitat types which the Special Area of Conservation was intended to protect.
2. 2015 — The land has been cleared and graded. The new private road, which links Blaenpant Farm with the area around the Carmel mast, stands out clearly. Landowner Mr Andrew Thomas has now submitted a retrospective planning application for the ‘retention’ of the road.