UK town wins right to keep coal tip in name of history

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Historic monuments agency Cadw has won its bid to preserve a huge coal tip near Wrexham for its heritage value. Councillors voted not to remove the tip at the former Bersham Colliery in Rhostyllen which closed 21 years ago.

The decision followed a plea by Cadw to keep the tip because of its importance to the "appreciation of the development of north east Wales."

Wrexham's planners recommended removing the 6m tonnes of shale, which could be sold on to the building industry.

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