The operational Pant y Wal wind farm is located 4kms to the north of the village of Glynogwr in Bridgend County Borough wthin Strategic Search Area F (SSA F). Pennant Walters has been granted planning consent to construct an extension to the west of the existing wind farm, adding up to 10 additional wind turbines producing up to 25MW of electrical energy. The additional capacity would be sufficient to power around 12,500 homes.
The turbines will be served by the same access as the existing wind farm, from the A4093 near Glynogwr, with the access tracks on site being extended to suit.
As well as producing clean, renewable energy the turbines will, in conjunction with the existing turbines, contribute to a Community Benefit Fund linked to the amount of energy they generate. This fund recently paid for the major refurbishment of the playground of a local school, including the installation of new modern equipment, which will benefit pupils for many years to come. On a long term basis money from the fund will be allocated to other landmark projects in the locality with input from community members.
A plannning application to Bridgend CBC was made at the end of April 2014 and the development was awarded planning consent, subject to a Section 106 agreement, on 2nd April 2015.
Further information can be found on Bridgend CBC's web site using the reference P/14/293/FUL.