Glyn Rhonwy

We are making progress on our first site at Glyn Rhonwy in North Wales. Click on the section titles below to find out more about our proposed development.

Planning Decision

On 2nd September 2013, Gywnedd Council granted QBC planning permission to develop a 600 MWh electricity pumped storage facility on the Glyn Rhonwy site. We are aiming for the £100m site to be operational by 2017.

The Glyn Rhonwy scheme will provide a substantial boost to the regional economy during the construction phase in the form of wages and the supply of technical services, materials and equipment, food and accommodation. As many as 30 full time jobs will be created to operate the site. In addition, QBC is establishing an independent trust to manage initial grants totalling £250,000 and then on-going direct contributions of £10,000 a year to support community projects for what is anticipated to be an operational life of 100 years.



Environmental Statement - Non-Technical Summary

The full document can be found at Llanberis library, or the council offices in Caernarfon.
Please get in touch if you would like a CD version sent to you.

Environmental Statement (Welsh)



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Environmental Statement (English)



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Environmental Statement (Welsh)

Environmental Statement for the proposed Glyn Rhonwy pumped storage development (Welsh language version - also available in English)

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Environmental Statement (English)

Environmental Statement for the proposed Glyn Rhonwy pumped storage development (English language version - also available in Welsh)

Download PDF: Environmental Statement (English)

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Planning reports

The scoping report had become outdated as design work has progressed. Copies are available on request, please fill out the contact form below. For the most up to date information, please see the ‘Environmental Statement Non-Technical Summary’ above.

Factsheets

Factsheets (Welsh)



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Factsheets (English)



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Pictures of the site

The lower reservoir
The lower reservoir
The lower reservoir
Ffordd Clegir
Slate mining heritage
Slate mining heritage
Slate mining heritage
Glyn Rhonwy Ecology
Slate mining heritage
The upper reservoir

Map of the site



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Viewpoints

We've taken a range of viewpoints around the proposed site to indicate how the proposed site development will look.

Download a PDF of the viewpoints map showing where the viewpoints are located.
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Click on the images below to see large panoramic photos from the viewpoints: each shows a current view, and a second annotated view indicating the site location.

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Viewpoint 5: Llanberis / A4086

View Direction: North West. Distance From Site: 1.5km. Elevation: 110m

Viewpoint 5: Llanberis / A4086
Viewpoint 5: Llanberis / A4086

 

 

Viewpoint 8: Dinorwig

View Direction: South West. Distance From Site: 1.2km. Elevation: 290m

Viewpoint 8: Dinorwig
Viewpoint 8: Dinorwig

 

 

Viewpoint 9: Dolbadarn Castle

View Direction: North West. Distance From Site: 2km. Elevation: 120m

Viewpoint 9: Dolbadarn Castle
Viewpoint 9: Dolbadarn Castle

 

 

Viewpoint 12: Hebron Station

View Direction: North West. Distance From Site: 2.8km. Elevation: 210m

Viewpoint 12: Hebron Station
Viewpoint 12: Hebron Station

Video tour of viewpoints

The video shows a virtual tour around the locations of the site viewpoints



Community exhibition day banners


Community Exhibition Banners for our pumped storage proposals

Download a PDF of our community exhibition banners outlining the site's rich history and our proposed development plans.

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Many thanks to Sian Owen who translated the public exhibition material from English to Welsh. A big thank you to everyone who came along to discuss the project with us.


 

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