Steve, Les and I met Martyn Russell of Glaister Russell, the company that is going to build a small estate near the tunnel entrance in Blaencwm. I think that it is fair to say that the RTS has found a new friend. Martyn is a cyclist and is very keen to see the project succeed. We have seen the plans for the new estate; there needs to be a small modification of the route that we were originally proposing to approach the tunnel by bike or on foot, but otherwise the new estate will not affect our proposal. We have agreed that the trees around the estate, especially along the stream, need to stay there in order to shield the view of the new houses.
Martyn is also happy to let us have access to the tunnel for vehicles and equipment that are needed for the forthcoming surveys. This could have been a "showstopper".