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 held a number of public face to face exhibitions in the following locations:

  • Maesteg RFC Llynfi Road, Maesteg, CF34 9DS Monday 21st June 2021, 1pm – 7pm
  • Bryn Community Centre Maesteg Road, Bryn, Neath Port Talbot, SA13 2RY Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 1pm – 7pm
  • Cwmafan Community Engagement Centre* Depot Road, Port Talbot, SA12 9DF Wednesday 23rd June, 1pm – 7pm
  • Cefn Cribwr Athletic Club Cae Gof, Cefn Road, Cefn Cribwr, Bridgend CF32 0BA Thursday 24th June, 1pm – 7pm
  • Taibach Community Centre Duke Street, Taibach, Neath Port Talbot, SA13 1NA Saturday 26th June, 12pm – 4pm

Click here to download a digital copy of the newsletter posted to local households.

*Please note, this is the Cwmafan Community Engagement Centre, located close to the playing fields and Cwmafan RFC, rather than the Cwmafan Community Centre, which is slightly further down Depot Road. For the purposes of SatNav, please use the postcode SA12 9DF. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Winter/Spring 2021

Project inception, early investigative surveys and EIA scoping

We are here

Phase 1 Community Consultation on EIA scoping

Early 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.