Bryn Henllys Extension solar

Key numbers


homes powered per year (equivalent)


tonnes of carbon emissions saved


cars taken off the road per year (equivalent)

Current status

Site selection

Preliminary assessments & site design

Planning application

Discharge of planning conditions




Welcome to the consultation page for the proposed Bryn Henllys Extension solar farm

Under 61Z of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 we are carrying out pre-application consultation on the proposals for an extension to the Bryn Henllys solar farm at Waun Llwyd Farm, Upper Cwmtwrch, Swansea, Powys, SA9 2XE. The site location is illustrated on the map below.

This page provides you with the opportunity to view the draft planning application documents and leave feedback on the proposals.

About the project

The proposal involves Lightsource bp funding and operating a solar installation that will connect into the local electricity network, and have an output power capacity of 9.9MW (Megawatts). This proposal is an extension of a consented 20MW solar farm on land at Bryn Henllys Open Cast Mine site, which was approved by Powys County Council planning committee in June 2018. The applicant for the consented site was Juwi Renewable Energy Ltd, who did not move forward with building the project, and we’re now working with the land owner to bring both sites to completion.

Community Engagement

We held an information event on August 1st 2019 at Ystradowen Community Centre, to inform the local community and ask for their feedback. Representatives from Lightsource bp were on hand to answer any questions about the proposal from local residents and interested parties, and we sent out an information leaflet to the local community, as well as a press release to local newspapers. We are currently in discussions with Ystradgynlais Town Council representatives about organising a second community information event to reach more residents of Cwm-twrch.

Draft planning application documents

As part of our planning application we will be submitting the following documents. These documents are in draft form and will be finalised following pre-application consultation. You can download and view these documents by clicking on the links below.

Draft Application Form

The Application Form sets out details of the proposed development including the location and scale of the development.

Planning Statement

The Planning Statement identifies the context and need for the proposed development and includes an assessment of how the proposed development accords with relevant national regional and local planning policies.

Design and Access Statement

The Design and Access Statement demonstrates how the Applicant has considered the potential design and access issues when preparing the application. The Design and Access Statement provides details on; the use, scale, layout, landscaping, appearance and access arrangements.

Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement details the pre-application engagement programme undertaken to inform and engage with the local community and key stakeholders. The Statement of Community Involvement includes details of the feedback and comments received during consultation.

Environmental Statement

The Environment Statement comprises the following chapters: Assessment of Alternatives; Landscape & Visual; Biodiversity; Cultural Heritage & Archaeology; Transport & Access, Hydrology; Flood Risk & Surface Water Drainage; Ground Conditions & Contamination

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Planning Application Drawings

The drawings include a site location plan which illustrates the site in its wider context, a site layout plan and drawings of the equipment proposed within the site.

Get in touch

We are always on hand to assist with any enquiries. You can contact us via email or phone our customer services team. 03332000755

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