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.
Latest: Public Consultation
We have now launched our first phase of public consultation on the proposals. Please click here to visit the virtual consultation event and have your say.
We will also be holding 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
We’ve posted a newsletter to local households containing further information. Click here to download a digital copy.
*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.
Project inception, early investigative surveys and EIA scoping
Phase 1 Community Consultation on EIA scoping
Phase 2 Community Consultation on refined proposals
Statutory consultation on draft planning documents
Application submission to Welsh Government
Consultation Coronavirus considerations
We are conscious that Covid guidelines can change at short notice. Therefore, if you intend to visit us at one of our events, please check this website immediately prior to your visit for the latest arrangements.
Please bring a mask to wear.
Whilst we hope this won’t be the case, if we have to change or cancel an ‘in person’ event due to increased restrictions, information will be posted on this website in advance.
We are looking forward to meeting you at our public events. Please be aware that different venues have different capacities and we will be managing access to each event carefully to ensure Covid compliance for the safety of attendees.
We would like to highlight that we may need to ask you to queue for entry, and please note that entry will not be permitted without a face covering in line with current legislation.
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.
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.