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New round of consultations for wind farm announced
THE firm behind the controversial wind farm off the Dorset coast, Navitus Bay, has announced its next round of public consultation events.
They are: West Moors Memorial Hall, Friday February 1, 2–8pm
Bournemouth International Centre, Bourne Lounge, Saturday February 2, 10am–4pm
RNLI Lifeboat College, Poole, Wednesday February 6, 2-8pm
New Milton Community Centre, Thursday February 7, 2–8pm
Lymington Community Centre, Friday February 8, 2–8pm
Cowes Yacht Haven, Isle of Wight, Saturday February 9, 10am–4pm Christchurch Council, Tuesday, February 12, 2–8pm
St Edwards Church Hall, Swanage, Wednesday, February 13, 2–8pm
Mike Unsworth, Project Director, said: “Navitus Bay takes its engagement with local communities extremely seriously and is committed to using feedback received from the community to help shape the proposals.
“As a direct result of discussions with statutory consultees and local communities, we have reduced the size of the wind park and moved it further out to sea and are now looking forward to discussing the latest detailed plans.
“The exhibitions in February are just one of the ways that we hope to work together with the local community. We are also launching a new and interactive project website in February where people can access all the latest news and proposals, leave feedback and ask questions.
“Navitus Bay has always said that no decisions will be made without comprehensive consultation with all interested parties so we would encourage as many people as possible to take part in the process and give us their views.”
The latest round of events will include visualisations of how the wind park could look.
It will also include an interactive 3D model, enabling people to view the wind park from any location.
Consultation documents will be available to collect at the exhibitions and from libraries.
It will also be the first opportunity to view the proposed onshore underground cable route.
Navitus Bay has set up a dedicated community line, 0800 008 6763 and e-mail, email@example.com, or visit navitusbaypark.co.uk.