PLANS for a windfarm off the coast of Conwy are due to submitted following the end of a public consultation.

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.

A hybrid consultation launched at the end of August, which included a virtual exhibition and face-to-face consultations featuring proposal details, closed on Monday.

The new collection of up to 107 turbines would cover an area of 106km2 from Colwyn Bay to Conwy.

RWE has selected the preferred siting of the transmission infrastructure with onshore cables joining the coastland at Rhyl, passing through Rhuddlan to a substation in Bodelwyddan.

The developer expects to submit its application to the UK Government’s Planning Inspectorate in 2022.