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Mynydd Carn-y-Cefn


Mynydd Carn-y-Cefn Statutory Consultation

Pennant Walters is carrying out statutory consultation on its proposals for Mynydd Carn-y-Cefn Wind Farm – located to the west of Abertillery within the administrative boundary of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council (BGCBC) – from 24 May to 8 July 2022.

Consultation information, including details of public events, a virtual exhibition, photomontages and application documents are available to view on the project website: www.carn-y-cefn.co.uk

Developments of National Significance

As the proposed wind farm will generate more than 10MW of electricity it is defined as a Development of National Significance (DNS). This means that the planning application will be submitted to the Planning Environment Decisions Wales (PEDW) and considered by an Inspector with the final decision made by Welsh Ministers.

Although the wind farm application will ultimately be determined by Welsh Ministers, BGCBC and the local communities are key consultees.

The proposals

Our proposals for Mynydd Carn-y-Cefn Wind Farm are:

  • up to eight wind turbines with a blade height of up to 180m
  • substation and transformer housing
  • temporary construction compound and site offices
  • crane pads, storage areas and cabling
  • access track construction

The project team is confident the site can accommodate eight wind turbines, which could generate up to 34MW of electricity per year. The Wind Farm has been designed with an operational life of 30 years, exporting renewable energy to the National Grid.

An offer of a grid connection from Western Power Distribution (WPD) has been received. A 33kV line between the on-site substation and the electricity grid at Crumlin will be the subject of a separate application. For more information, please visit www.carn-y-cefn.co.uk

Wind farm layout plan