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MYNYDD Y GWAIR WIND FARM

RWE npower renewables have submitted applications under Section 38 and 16 of the Commons Act 2006 in relation to the development of a wind farm at Mynydd y Gwair to the Planning Inspectorate Wales 

  • Commons Act 2006 – Section 16 CL74 – application to deregister an area of land forming part of Mynydd Pysgodlyn and part Graig y Bedw, Pentwyn Mawr, Banc Myddfai, Garn Fach and Banc Darren Mawr Common to provide replacement land in exchange for the land to be deregistered;
  • Commons Act 2006 – Section 16 CL77 – application to deregister an area of land forming part of Mynydd y Gwair Common and to provide replacement land in exchange for the land to be deregistered;
  • Commons Act 2006 – Section 38 – Restricted Works on Goppa Hill Common, Mynydd y Gwair CL68 – application for consent to improve and widen (including resurfacing and strengthening) of the existing road known as Bolgoed Road and the provision of 0.525km of new access track;
  • Commons Act 2006 – Section 38 – Restricted Works on Mynydd y Gwair Common CL74 – application for consent to erect temporary fencing alongside the archaeological feature consisting of the earthwork Scheduled Ancient Monument GM202 at Penller Bebyll Cairn at Mynydd Pysgodlyn and part Graig y Bedw, Pentwyn Mawr, Banc Myddfai, Garn Fach and Banc Darren Mawr Common, for the protection of the feature;
  • Commons Act 2006 – Section 38 – Restricted Works on Mynydd y Gwair Common CL77 – Application for consent to erect temporary fencing alongside the archaeological feature consisting of a circular mound located approximately 550 metres to the north of Upper LLiw Reservoir at Mynydd y Gwair, for the protection of the feature.

The following standard letters of objection have been supplied by SOCME:

An inquiry has now been arranged to consider the above Common Land applications. The inquiry will begin at 10.00am on Tuesday 11th March 2014 and will be held at the Function Room, Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR. The inquiry will sit for four days. Copies of the original documentation are available for public inspection at the Pontarddulais Library, St Michael's Avenue, Pontarddulais SA4 8TE. 

STOP PRESS:

The Commons public inquiry will resume on the 19th November 2014 at a venue to be determined. 

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The Council has changed its grant awarding policy and will now only accept applications from organisations within its boundary. Any organisation wishing to apply for a grant must complete the application form and return it to the Clerk of the Council by the 16th February 2015. 

The application form and Council policy is available on this website. Click on Council Policies in the left hand column  and then click on Grant Awarding Policy and follow the links.