A politician is hopeful of progress being made on petitions from opponents to the LNG pipeline and terminals in Milford Haven.

MEP Jill Evans has been supporting campaigners against the LNG pipeline and terminals in South Hook and Waterston, and petitions have been submitted to the European Parliament.

The European Parliament’s petitions committee asked the European Commission to investigate and this process has been ongoing for the past year.

The Plaid MEP had been due to meet senior officials at the European Commission in Brussels last week to seek an update on progress, but the meeting was cancelled because the UK authorities had not provided a response.

Ms Evans said: “The European Commission has been undertaking further investigation into potential breaches of EU law in respect of the LNG pipeline and safety at the terminal site.

“We are now waiting for a response from the UK Government, and it is required by law to respond before December 16.

“The sheer volume of work of the committee has meant a long wait for progress but I thank the local campaigners for their patience and hope that these matters can be resolved very soon.”