RES has now submitted a planning application to The Planning Inspectorate for its 7-turbine wind farm and energy storage facility proposal located within the wards of Blaengarw and Nant-y-Moel in Bridgend. This follows the formal consultation period which ended on 7th August 2020.
If consented, the wind farm will make a significant contribution towards Wales’ renewable electricity targets and supply approximately 21,0001 homes with clean, low carbon electricity every year. In addition, it is anticipated that more than £1.9 million would be invested in the local economy through construction and first year of operation. However, we consider this to be a minimum figure and if the project progresses, we will actively work with the supply chain in order to maximise inward investment.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, RES has not placed any hard copies of the planning documents in public viewing locations. However, copies of the planning application and accompanying documents such as the Environmental Statement (ES) and Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) Report can be viewed or downloaded from this project website here.
The application has been validated by The Planning Inspectorate and the planning application and associated documents are also available on the Developments of National Significance website. The planning reference number is DNS 3213662. A statutory five-week representation period will be advertised to enable the public, as well as statutory, community and other consultees, to submit any comments on the proposal. Representation forms are available from the Planning Inspectorate and should be submitted before 28th January 2021.
If you have any questions about the project please contact us.
You can find out more about the Upper Ogmore project by watching the video below.
1 The homes equivalent figure has been calculated by taking the predicted annual electricity generation of the site (based on RES studies Upper Ogmore has a predicted capacity factor of approximately 40%) and dividing this by the annual average electricity consumption figures from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 2018 (3,781 kWh)