POOLE residents have the chance to express their views about the proposed offshore wind park at a meeting on Monday June 2.

Borough of Poole has written to 200 individuals and groups who may be interested, inviting them to make representations on the environmental statement to the economy overview and scrutiny committee.

A maximum of nine representatives from each side will be given the floor for five minutes each to talk about the controversial £3billion Navitus Bay proposal for 194 turbines with a maximum height of 200m, situated between the Jurassic Coast and Isle of Wight.

The special meeting of the committee being held at the Civic Centre at 2pm, will hear technical advice from officers before councillors decide their response.

They will decide if the detailed report adequately addresses local concerns and will make a recommendation to the special council meeting on the following day.

The Planning Inspectorate accepted the proposals for an offshore wind park on May 8.

As a statutory consultee, Borough of Poole is being invited to comment on the environmental statement.

These comments will form part of the formal examination of the proposals by the Planning Inspectorate.

“This is an important waypoint in the process of helping the planning inspector to understand Poole’s local issues,” said Cllr Brian Clements, chairman of the economy overview and scrutiny meeting.

“It allows the council to give notice of its concerns and elaborate on them at the examination stage if necessary.

“I encourage Poole residents and businesses to give us their views so that the council can consider them when agreeing its submission on June 3,” he said.

Representatives of local community groups or individuals wishing to know more should contact legal and democratic services on 01202 633022.

The committee’s recommendations will be considered at an extraordinary meeting of full council on Tuesday June 3 at 6pm.