Chance for Poole residents to have say on Navitus Bay wind farm at meeting

Bournemouth Echo: PROJECT: Navitus Bay PROJECT: Navitus Bay

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.

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1:22pm Thu 29 May 14

lionheart says...

If this blot on the horizon gets the go-ahead it certainly won't be the locals of Dorset that will be making any money out of it. Do we really need it?

I was glad to see UNESCO speak out against it. Of course it will be detrimental to our Jurassic coastline of international importance.
If this blot on the horizon gets the go-ahead it certainly won't be the locals of Dorset that will be making any money out of it. Do we really need it? I was glad to see UNESCO speak out against it. Of course it will be detrimental to our Jurassic coastline of international importance. lionheart
  • Score: -9

2:27pm Thu 29 May 14

TheDistrict says...

How can something 13km off the coast be detrimental to the Jurassic Coastline for god sake. Yes we do need the windfarm, we need alternative energy for many reasons. Honestly you people against such alternative energy, are not the tree huggers you think you are when you are prepared to allow carbon emissions continue to burn over our lands and seas affecting all walks of life. When such projects as Navitus can illeviate this in some way, supply energy as well as helping with the environment. A lot more than you anti Navitus Nimbys.

Bournemouth and Poole Councils, how many more meetings do you want to convene before the inevitable happens and Navitus is granted.
How can something 13km off the coast be detrimental to the Jurassic Coastline for god sake. Yes we do need the windfarm, we need alternative energy for many reasons. Honestly you people against such alternative energy, are not the tree huggers you think you are when you are prepared to allow carbon emissions continue to burn over our lands and seas affecting all walks of life. When such projects as Navitus can illeviate this in some way, supply energy as well as helping with the environment. A lot more than you anti Navitus Nimbys. Bournemouth and Poole Councils, how many more meetings do you want to convene before the inevitable happens and Navitus is granted. TheDistrict
  • Score: 10

6:48pm Thu 29 May 14

BluebirdDorset says...

Don't want this but I'm not invited, just to provide personal input. My view won't be reflected but big thumbs down from me to you Navitus.
Don't want this but I'm not invited, just to provide personal input. My view won't be reflected but big thumbs down from me to you Navitus. BluebirdDorset
  • Score: 5

7:15pm Thu 29 May 14

ShuttleX says...

Do Poole Council really think what they say matters? You can rant and rave, or have a calm debate, but the bottom line is the Government will make the decision, and they couldn't care less about what the people or Council say. This is all a sop to those who are against it, to make it look like they can actually have an input to the result, It's going to get built, accept it.
Do Poole Council really think what they say matters? You can rant and rave, or have a calm debate, but the bottom line is the Government will make the decision, and they couldn't care less about what the people or Council say. This is all a sop to those who are against it, to make it look like they can actually have an input to the result, It's going to get built, accept it. ShuttleX
  • Score: -2

7:32pm Thu 29 May 14

lionheart says...

TheDistrict wrote:
How can something 13km off the coast be detrimental to the Jurassic Coastline for god sake. Yes we do need the windfarm, we need alternative energy for many reasons. Honestly you people against such alternative energy, are not the tree huggers you think you are when you are prepared to allow carbon emissions continue to burn over our lands and seas affecting all walks of life. When such projects as Navitus can illeviate this in some way, supply energy as well as helping with the environment. A lot more than you anti Navitus Nimbys.

Bournemouth and Poole Councils, how many more meetings do you want to convene before the inevitable happens and Navitus is granted.
I have nothing against renewable energy but would prefer harnessing the tides around the Isle of Wight rather than blighting probably the most important stretch of coastline in Europe. Something out in the Irish Sea or Bristol Channel would do less environmental damage without taking into consideration the thousands of migrating birds that will be smashed to pieces.

Why are we letting a French/Dutch consortium loose on our coast for starters?

These wind turbines range from 580 to 656 feet tall, covering 59 square miles, approx the size of the Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Ferndown, Wimborne connurbation. I'm sure that from the cliffs of Durlston Head, 9 miles away and the Needles 11 miles away you will be able to see these structures spoiling the view.

No one has confirmed how far the whirring sound will travel.

You call me a nimby. I'm proud to be a nimby. It's the wrong place for such a huge scheme. There are other places for a Dutch/French money making scheme.
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: How can something 13km off the coast be detrimental to the Jurassic Coastline for god sake. Yes we do need the windfarm, we need alternative energy for many reasons. Honestly you people against such alternative energy, are not the tree huggers you think you are when you are prepared to allow carbon emissions continue to burn over our lands and seas affecting all walks of life. When such projects as Navitus can illeviate this in some way, supply energy as well as helping with the environment. A lot more than you anti Navitus Nimbys. Bournemouth and Poole Councils, how many more meetings do you want to convene before the inevitable happens and Navitus is granted.[/p][/quote]I have nothing against renewable energy but would prefer harnessing the tides around the Isle of Wight rather than blighting probably the most important stretch of coastline in Europe. Something out in the Irish Sea or Bristol Channel would do less environmental damage without taking into consideration the thousands of migrating birds that will be smashed to pieces. Why are we letting a French/Dutch consortium loose on our coast for starters? These wind turbines range from 580 to 656 feet tall, covering 59 square miles, approx the size of the Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Ferndown, Wimborne connurbation. I'm sure that from the cliffs of Durlston Head, 9 miles away and the Needles 11 miles away you will be able to see these structures spoiling the view. No one has confirmed how far the whirring sound will travel. You call me a nimby. I'm proud to be a nimby. It's the wrong place for such a huge scheme. There are other places for a Dutch/French money making scheme. lionheart
  • Score: 4

9:19pm Thu 29 May 14

Flusters says...

Can the government seriously be thinking of giving Navitus the go-ahead when UNESCO and eminent marine biologists and wildlife conservationists say no?

The energy from this wind farm will go on to the national grid and may well be sent to France or Holland through the new lines they are laying off Ramsgate and Norfolk. A French and Dutch company will own this wind farm I understand. With UK EEC membership in question is it wise to give the rights over this uniquely precious piece of coastline away?

Navitus has offered compensation... Why? because they are about to ruin our coastline in my opinion. How can they hope to compensate future generations and inhabitants of this beautiful coast?

Why not build off the coast of France instead? The French have refused to build near Mt. S. Michael.

We should all be lodging our complaints before the government makes the wrong decision.

See the Challenge Navitus site for how to do this. It must be done within a few weeks.
Can the government seriously be thinking of giving Navitus the go-ahead when UNESCO and eminent marine biologists and wildlife conservationists say no? The energy from this wind farm will go on to the national grid and may well be sent to France or Holland through the new lines they are laying off Ramsgate and Norfolk. A French and Dutch company will own this wind farm I understand. With UK EEC membership in question is it wise to give the rights over this uniquely precious piece of coastline away? Navitus has offered compensation... Why? because they are about to ruin our coastline in my opinion. How can they hope to compensate future generations and inhabitants of this beautiful coast? Why not build off the coast of France instead? The French have refused to build near Mt. S. Michael. We should all be lodging our complaints before the government makes the wrong decision. See the Challenge Navitus site for how to do this. It must be done within a few weeks. Flusters
  • Score: 4

6:27pm Fri 30 May 14

Yankee1 says...

Basically:

NIMBY.

Just give us cheap gas.................
......
Basically: NIMBY. Just give us cheap gas................. ...... Yankee1
  • Score: 0

12:26pm Sat 31 May 14

ips090 says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Basically:

NIMBY.

Just give us cheap gas.................

......
Of course, their is no cheap gas - or any other fossil fuel.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: Basically: NIMBY. Just give us cheap gas................. ......[/p][/quote]Of course, their is no cheap gas - or any other fossil fuel. ips090
  • Score: 0

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