RESIDENTS have just days remaining to make their views heard over plans to extend North Wales’s offshore windfarm across the coast of Conwy.

Awel y Môr Offshore Windfarm is being planned by RWE Renewables (RWE) about 10.5km off the coast to the west of the existing Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm.

The new collection of wind turbines, expected to be between 51 and 107 depending on their size, would cover an area of 106km2 from Colwyn Bay to Conwy. RWE expects to submit its application to the UK Government’s Planning Inspectorate in 2022.

A hybrid consultation has launched at the end of August has included a virtual exhibition and face-to-face consultations featuring proposal details such as costs and benefits, maps, project timelines, economic and environmental assessments, and information about the developer. The consultation closes on October 11.

Tamsyn Rowe, Awel y Môr project manager, said: “We really welcome your views. This is your chance to shape our proposals and help secure the best project for the area before we submit our applications for the necessary consents in 2022.”

Full details can be found online at and at public libraries across Conwy and Denbighshire.