Part of the proposed wind farm site lies within an area of Common Land. There are specific considerations relating to the Common Land status of the area, such as whether the recreational and other uses of the site (such as grazing) might be impacted (especially during construction) and how any impact on rights of way can be mitigated will also be assessed. As part of this process, we hope to identify areas in which we may be able to improve management of parts of this Common Land, given that there are known challenges to the condition of the land, for example as a result of fly tipping.
In addition to main DNS application, secondary consent would be required under Section 16 and 38 of the Commons Act 2006. Applications under Section 38 of the Commons Act 2006 would be required for works on the common to facilitate construction activities.
We have identified areas of land to deregister from the Common to facilitate the construction and operation of a wind farm at the site. We have also identified replacement land of equivalent value and adequate proximity to the common. Further detail about this can be found on the plan shown on this page.
We have produced a couple of leaflets about the Common Land considerations, which can be downloaded via the links below.
- Common Land Leaflet - Winter 2022 (ENG)
- Common Land Leaflet - Winter 2022 (CYM)
We held a Common Land Workshop in January 2023. The presentation from this meeting is available to view below:
We are keen to hear from all those who may have an active (or passive) interest in the Common Land at Mynydd Llanhilleth. This includes all landowners, members of the Commoners Association, all active or passive commoners and anyone else with a legal interest in the land (such as tenants, and those with easements, other rights or covenants over the land).
We would also love to hear from anyone who uses the common in any way to help us build up an understanding of its current uses to help us develop our proposals in a way that minimises any impacts, and wherever possible, provides some benefit locally.
All documents, and information relevant to the Common Land consultation are published on this website.
If you have an interest in Mynydd Llanhilleth Common, or actively use the land in this area, please get in touch with us and let us know your thoughts.