Navitus Bay: new consultation will feature 3D model

Navitus Bay: new consultation will feature 3D model

Navitus Bay: new consultation will feature 3D model

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A 3D model showing a windfarm would look along the Dorset coast will be the centre of a new round of public consultations.

A series of exhibitions, starting at West Moors Memorial Hall on February 1, detail revised plans for the Navitus Bay windfarm. 

Earlier this month protesters on both sides of the wind farm debate descended on Swanage seafront for a number of demonstrations.

The Navitus Bay scheme, a joint venture by Dutch company Eneco and French power firm EDF Energy, could include up to 218 turbines sited 12 miles off the Bournemouth coast. Each tower could stand up to 200m high.

Opponents, including the Swanage-based Challenge Navitus group, fear the offshore plant will threaten tourism, marine life and also shipping.

However, pro-green energy groups believe wind farm schemes such as Navitus Bay are essential in the fight against global warming.

David Lloyd, from Challenge Navitus, said: “It is vital that people tell the developers about their concerns by putting them in writing to Navitus Bay Development Limited, to their MP and to councillors. Every letter of opposition will count.

“The last round of public consultation was criticised by attendees for giving misleading information and failing to provide adequate mechanisms for opponents to formally record their comments.

“NBDL have said they’ll do better this time. We’ll be watching very carefully to make sure they do.”

NBDL recently revised its proposal, reducing the farm from a maximum of 333 turbines to 218.The site was also moved further offshore.

A spokesman for NBDL said: “Navitus Bay is committed to hearing the views of the local community and believe these public consultations are another opportunity for all the community to help shape the project.

"Moving the development further out to sea and making it smaller in scale is a significant change that came about as a direct a result of feedback received.

"For this round of public consultation, we have gone the extra mile by commissioning an independent expert to produce a 3D model.

"This will provide a realistic picture of what the proposed wind park could look like from any location along the coast, whether it’s your home or favourite beauty spot.”

All our Navitus Bay stories

 

  • February 1: West Moors Memorial Hall, 2-8pm.
  • February 2 : Bourne Lounge, Bournemouth International Centre, 10am – 4pm.
  • February 6: RNLI Lifeboat College, Poole, 2-8pm.
  • February 7 : New Milton Community Centre, 2-8pm.
  • February 8 : Lymington Community Centre, 2-8pm.
  • February 12 : Christchurch Council, 2-8pm
  • February 13 : St Edwards Church Hall, Swanage, 2-8pm.

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12:22pm Thu 24 Jan 13

RooToo42 says...

Bit of a strange location for the exhibition to start at! Almost further inland than the nearest turbine is likely to be to the shore!

Navitus really need to hire a floating platform that they can place at the nearest point of the wind farm for a week to give the nimby's some idea of how little visual impact these turbines will actually create.

So far their reasons are so flawed -
Shipping hazard - get real, that's a bit like accusing the Isle of Wight as being a hazard to shipping!
Hazard to marine life - lol - marine life will love a nice big area like that which is protected from fishing/trawling.
Tourism - fear based on made up numbers distorted from an old survey of 'supposed' impact of inland turbines!

Tho, I guess Dorset is famous for it's aged and nimby population, who've had a very good life and couldn't give two hoots about sustainability or global warming.
Bit of a strange location for the exhibition to start at! Almost further inland than the nearest turbine is likely to be to the shore! Navitus really need to hire a floating platform that they can place at the nearest point of the wind farm for a week to give the nimby's some idea of how little visual impact these turbines will actually create. So far their reasons are so flawed - Shipping hazard - get real, that's a bit like accusing the Isle of Wight as being a hazard to shipping! Hazard to marine life - lol - marine life will love a nice big area like that which is protected from fishing/trawling. Tourism - fear based on made up numbers distorted from an old survey of 'supposed' impact of inland turbines! Tho, I guess Dorset is famous for it's aged and nimby population, who've had a very good life and couldn't give two hoots about sustainability or global warming. RooToo42
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12:27pm Thu 24 Jan 13

a.g.o.g. says...

Just after this news item there is an invitation to "do a photo` tour of The Death Valler National Park" and others I found out when taking a peek to see how The US "shapes" its Wind and possible Solar Farms in and near its National Scenic Treasures.

BUT I COULD NOT FIND ANY !!!
Just after this news item there is an invitation to "do a photo` tour of The Death Valler National Park" and others I found out when taking a peek to see how The US "shapes" its Wind and possible Solar Farms in and near its National Scenic Treasures. BUT I COULD NOT FIND ANY !!! a.g.o.g.
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1:26pm Thu 24 Jan 13

muscliffman says...

Indeed what an ppropriate venue to start this - West Moors-on-Sea!

I see that "pro-green energy groups believe wind farm schemes such as Navitus Bay are essential in the fight against global warming." Well I hate to 'acid-rain' on their parade but the Earth has not been warming since the mid-nineties, so we urgenty require their next explanation for this green scam, please.

Can anyone inform us if public money is being spent directly (or indirectly) to fund these 'consultations'? It occurs to me that some may already doing rather nicely here, before a single useless turbine goes up.
Indeed what an ppropriate venue to start this - West Moors-on-Sea! I see that "pro-green energy groups believe wind farm schemes such as Navitus Bay are essential in the fight against global warming." Well I hate to 'acid-rain' on their parade but the Earth has not been warming since the mid-nineties, so we urgenty require their next explanation for this green scam, please. Can anyone inform us if public money is being spent directly (or indirectly) to fund these 'consultations'? It occurs to me that some may already doing rather nicely here, before a single useless turbine goes up. muscliffman
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3:11pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Yankee1 says...

Why not have this model shown for public display at Durlston Castle? It seems closer to where this wind farm will be placed.
Why not have this model shown for public display at Durlston Castle? It seems closer to where this wind farm will be placed. Yankee1
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5:51pm Thu 24 Jan 13

BIGTONE says...

3D model....
4D shafted.
3D model.... 4D shafted. BIGTONE
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9:11pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Ophilum says...

Tell the fat cats to stick it where the sun don't shine, to expensive and it will add to much to our electric bills to pay the landowners the duchy of Cornwall to keep them in clover. no to wind farms yes to fracking gas.
Tell the fat cats to stick it where the sun don't shine, to expensive and it will add to much to our electric bills to pay the landowners the duchy of Cornwall to keep them in clover. no to wind farms yes to fracking gas. Ophilum
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9:30am Sat 26 Jan 13

a.g.o.g. says...

"Navitus really need to hire a floating platform that they can place at the nearest point of the wind farm for a week to give the nimby's some idea of how little visual impact these turbines will actually create"

A 700 foot tall floating platform - get real RooToo and U2 Echo presenting
unbalanced comment on serious issue.
"Navitus really need to hire a floating platform that they can place at the nearest point of the wind farm for a week to give the nimby's some idea of how little visual impact these turbines will actually create" A 700 foot tall floating platform - get real RooToo and U2 Echo presenting unbalanced comment on serious issue. a.g.o.g.
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