Proposals submitted for Pontypridd wind farm
Proposals have been submitted to Welsh ministers for a wind farm consisting of seven turbines west of Pontypridd.
Following statutory consultation carried out over the winter, the energy provider Pennant Walters has submitted a planning application for Mynydd y Glyn Wind Farm.
The proposed site could generate up to 30MW of electricity and supply around 15,350 households.
The wind farm will have an operational life of 30 years, during which time it will export renewable energy to the National Grid.
In response to feedback during the statutory consultation, additional surveys were carried out on peat, water quality and Golden Plover birds leading to additional mitigation measures being put in place.
These amendments to the proposals were in addition to changes made following the early engagement in winter 2021, which included reducing the size of the turbines, moving one turbine out of an area of deep peat, introducing a new access point and junction from the highway and amending access tracks to limit impacts on sensitive receptors.
Meryl Lewis, Director of Environment and Sustainability for Pennant Walters, said: “We’d like to thank everyone who took part in our engagement and consultation events on our plans for Mynydd y Glyn Wind Farm, and shared their thoughts on the emerging proposals with members of the project team.
“Engaging with the communities we operate within is of the utmost importance to Pennant Walters, and we place great value on their feedback. We will continue to engage with the community regarding a Community Benefits Fund, which will provide support for local projects in the area should consent be granted and once the wind farm is operational.
“We believe the proposed wind farm will make an important contribution to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council’s renewable energy targets and to those of Wales as a whole.”
The application is now with Planning and Environment Decisions Wales (PEDW) where it will be considered by an inspector before the final decision is made by Welsh Ministers.
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What the heck is going on here?. Published figures show we currently only use half the energy we are producing, and yet every week it seems there is a new application to build another wind farm or a mini nuclear plant in Cymru. Who and where wre these coming from, and who will benefit from the power generated , as I see no drop in the price of bill’s in Cymru. We need full disclosure on all applicants and where the power is being directed and who will benefit. Untill lower costs are passed to the people of Cymru, a… Read more »
One thing certain they aren’t being built to benefit Wales.
Why are there so few wind farms across the channel in Somerset and North Devon?
I don’t think it takes much to guess who is benefiting. Always follow the money.
Having just spent a few days in Somerset i was very surprised that I didn’t see one windmill in traveling many miles around the county yet in the south Wales valleys they are already everywhere God help us
Recently I was fishing on a boat off Porthcawl, I could see wind farms every few miles from the Neath valley to the Rhondda.
Looking across the channel from Minehead to Ilfracombe a distance of 30+ miles I could only see only one small one consisting of just a few turbines.
Mynydd y Glyn isn’t in Pontypridd.
Maybe Walters can use some of the money they make from this wonderful environmentally friendly scheme to remove the millions of tons of coal spoil they’ve left up at Nant Helen opencast where after paying themselves 10 million there wasn’t enough left to put everything back as it should have been
Some one is on a winner from these Turbines, and despite hyperbole from Drakeford and co, it’s not the environment. Just look at the the production and installation process for these things.
I live in the Rhondda and can see the Glyn Mountain from my house. Once these turbines are erected that will complete the ruination of the views in every direction.