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Planning application for a wind farm in Upper Ogmore.

First published:
29 September 2021
Last updated:

This a Development of National Significance (DNS) application. A DNS is a type of planning application which is made directly to the Welsh Ministers. Planning and Environment Decisions Wales process the application.

The application is for a wind farm.

Documents received before 16 September 2021 can be viewed on the DNS Portal website hosted by the Planning Inspectorate.

Any documents received after 16 September 2021 will be published to this website.


Developer: Renewable Energy Systems Ltd.

About this application:

The proposed development comprises:

  • seven horizontal access wind turbines (four with a maximum tip height of 149.9 m and three with a maximum tip height of 130 m),
  • improved site entrance,
  • new access tracks,
  • crane hardstandings,
  • control building and substation compound,
  • electricity transformers,
  • underground cabling,
  • energy storage containers,
  • drainage works.
  • upgrades to a forestry track, and
  • associated felling.

Application location: land at Upper Ogmore, between Abergwynfi, Blaengarw and Nant-y-Moel, Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot

Stage: Examination. We are not accepting further evidence in respect of this application.

Next Stage: Recommendation. The Inspector’s report is due to be submitted to the Planning Directorate of Welsh Government by 26 October 2021. On receipt of the report the Welsh Ministers will have 12 weeks to issue a decision.

Procedure: Written representations with topic specific hearing session(s)

Submitted: 2 November 2020