Welcome

to the project website for the
Y Bryn onshore wind farm.

Coriolis Energy and ESB are proposing to develop a new onshore wind farm in South Wales that could deliver enough renewable energy to power over 125,000 homes.*

The proposed wind farm site is split into two blocks. The Bryn block is located to the south of the B4282, with the Penhydd block located to the north of the road. The Llynfi and Afan valleys lie to the east and west of the wind farm site respectively. The M4 motorway, the main arterial route running east to west through South Wales, lies to the south of the site.

As this project will deliver in excess of 10MW of wind energy it will constitute a Development of National Significance (DNS) under the Planning (Wales) Act 2015 an application must be made to the Planning Inspectorate Wales, which will make a recommendation to Welsh Ministers on whether or not to grant planning permission.

This website will be updated regularly to keep you informed about the proposals and the upcoming public consultation, where we will be seeking views of local residents and consultees.

Public Consultation

We have now closed our first phase of public consultation on the proposals. If you missed our public events, you can still click here to visit the virtual consultation event.* 

We are currently in the process of collating and analysing the feedback received during the first phase of consultation. This information will be used by the project team to help refine the proposals, alongside further detail from technical assessments as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. Further information will be provided on this website in coming months.

Click here to download a digital copy of the newsletter posted to local households or view the consultation materials on the Project Documents page.

 

*Feedback submitted after 16th July won’t be included in analysis of the initial phase of consultation.

Winter/Spring 2021

Project inception, early investigative surveys and EIA scoping

Early Summer 2021

Phase 1 Community Consultation on EIA Scoping

We are here
Collation of feedback and analysis. 
Autumn 2021

Phase 2 Community Consultation on refined proposals

Winter 2021/2022

Statutory consultation on draft planning documents

Spring 2022

Application submission to Welsh Government

We are proposing to develop a new onshore wind farm in South Wales that could deliver enough renewable energy to power over 125,000 homes.*

Have your say

We are proposing to undertake an extensive pre-application community consultation exercise prior to submitting an application to the Planning Inspectorate Wales. This will involve at least two rounds of public consultation, and a formal consultation period as required by the DNS regulations set out in the Planning (Wales) Act 2015.

We have now launched our first phase of public consultation on the proposals. Please visit us at one of our consultation events, or click here to visit the virtual consultation event and have your say.

About us

This project is being developed by Coriolis Energy and ESB in partnership.

Coriolis Energy is an experienced, professional wind energy developer, which has delivered projects around the UK that are currently bringing benefits to both communities and the environment.

ESB is Ireland’s premier energy company and is a leading independent power generator in the UK, committed to investing in Wales’s natural resources.