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LIVE: Meeting for Poole residents to give views on Navitus Bay wind farm proposals

A maximum of nine representatives from each side will be given five minutes each to give their views

  • The special meeting of the committee is being held in the Civic Centre to hear residents opinions on the environmental statement
  • Committee members will decide whether to recommendation to full council

  • Comments


    twynham 6:09pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    Can anyone who supports Nautilus Bay (including developers) tell me.
    (a) Would this scheme go ahead if it were not substantially subsidised by the UK Government?
    (b) The developers estimate of its life span is 25 years but previous wind turbines at sea have lasted around 15 years, should it be up to 25 years?
    (c) Are the developers making an up front payment to cover demolition and removal should their companies mysteriously disappear at the end of its life span?
    (d) Why do Danish & French companies profit from the development and not British?
    Thank you.

    Score: 1
    BmthNewshound 3:38pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    Strange time to have a public meeting. Obviously only interested in the views of the towns retired population.

    Score: 9
    lionheart 7:44pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    twynham wrote…


    Can anyone who supports Nautilus Bay (including developers) tell me.
    (a) Would this scheme go ahead if it were not substantially subsidised by the UK Government?
    (b) The developers estimate of its life span is 25 years but previous wind turbines at sea have lasted around 15 years, should it be up to 25 years?
    (c) Are the developers making an up front payment to cover demolition and removal should their companies mysteriously disappear at the end of its life span?
    (d) Why do Danish & French companies profit from the development and not British?
    Thank you.

    It's a Dutch & French consortium.

    Score: 1
    john harman 5:02pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    Why are there no alternative options to the wind farm being submitted?
    Scotland has binned wind farms for Underwater turbines 100% more efficient, cannot be seen, 8knt tidal flow equivalent to 240knt wind

    Germany uses Bio mass plants that burn waste (double win) and only produce steam, and Dorset is exporting waste wood and other waste to power the German Bio mass plants, that are highly efficient and unobtrusive

    Just Two options that are out there and being used to great effect.
    John H

    Score: 1
    poolebabe 4:35pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    As with anything, there are pros and cons. We desperately need to find cleaner sources of energy, but so many people object no matter what is proposed. I really love wildlife and I'm a bird watcher. Do we actually know for fact that this will have a big impact on wildlife? Or is it just speculative? Clean energy is what we need. We can't keep relying on fossil fuel, and that is damaging to the environment as we know. I've stayed in places up country with wind farms and they are fine, not noisy at all and quite hypnotic to watch. The impact on wildlife seems to me personally, to be the main issue realistically, but we can't know the impact on that can we??? Other wind farms exist though with presumably no problems???

    Score: 3
    Flusters 4:54pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    Surely the government won't allow this wind farm in the light of UNESCO's. marine biologist's and ecologist's disapproval to say nothing of local sailors and the the probable decline of local tourist trade.

    'NBDL have reduced the number of wind turbines from 218 to 194, and they have also changed the colour to grey.'

    What on earth difference do they think this will make?

    Why are France and Holland investing in this wind farm? Lines are being constructed to link our National Grid with The Netherlands and France, so this energy could end up there.

    At a time when EEC membership is in question is it wise to give The French and Dutch power over such a strategic piece of coastline and arguably ruin a world heritage site?

    Score: 4
    mooninpisces 4:56pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    Some of the comments, as reported, seem more than usually bizarre.

    The costs and benefits of proceeding with the proposal could outweigh the cost of not proceeding with the proposal?? (2.41pm)

    All the employees of Brownsea Island Ferries would lose their jobs if the wind farm goes ahead???(3.11pm)

    Score: 2
    saynomore 5:25pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    "Mr Hedgeman, from Brownsea Island Ferries Ltd, says that he employs around 14 - 20 people, who would lose their jobs if the Navitus Bay wind farm proposals go ahead."

    WHAT!!!!! When did the Brownsea ferries go that far out?? Usual crock of spit from the anti farm bunch,for goodness sake base your objections on fact for once.

    Score: 5
    Townee 5:29pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    Just build them and have other types as well we need clean energy from any source.

    Score: 2
    twynham 6:12pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    Sooorry, obviously should be Navitus Bay.
    Another senior moment.

    Score: 0
    lionheart 7:43pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    What happened with the slot promised by Cllr Clements at 3.44 that members of the public could put forward their questions after the adjournment break. Nothing is reported above. Did it happen?

    Score: -1
    twynham 9:05pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    lionheart wrote…


    twynham wrote…


    Can anyone who supports Nautilus Bay (including developers) tell me.
    (a) Would this scheme go ahead if it were not substantially subsidised by the UK Government?
    (b) The developers estimate of its life span is 25 years but previous wind turbines at sea have lasted around 15 years, should it be up to 25 years?
    (c) Are the developers making an up front payment to cover demolition and removal should their companies mysteriously disappear at the end of its life span?
    (d) Why do Danish & French companies profit from the development and not British?
    Thank you.
    It's a Dutch & French consortium.

    Thanks, it's been a long day!

    Score: 1
    Flusters 10:11pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    Anyone who does not want this wind farm should register before the end of June in order to stop the project. Challenge Navitus website has the details.

    Score: -2
    yet_another_one 10:15pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    lionheart wrote…


    twynham wrote…


    Can anyone who supports Nautilus Bay (including developers) tell me.
    (a) Would this scheme go ahead if it were not substantially subsidised by the UK Government?
    (b) The developers estimate of its life span is 25 years but previous wind turbines at sea have lasted around 15 years, should it be up to 25 years?
    (c) Are the developers making an up front payment to cover demolition and removal should their companies mysteriously disappear at the end of its life span?
    (d) Why do Danish & French companies profit from the development and not British?
    Thank you.
    It's a Dutch & French consortium.

    Britain should invest - WHY do we rely on others so often to dig deep when we all will benefit.

    Score: 2
    Alice Rogers 10:29pm Mon 2 Jun 14

    I'd just like to put the record straight.

    I did not say I was speaking on behalf of anyone else. I spoke on my own behalf as a someone operating a small business in Poole.

    My business values reflect my own values, which centre around justice, community and responsibility.

    I said it would be a lost opportunity if Poole did not support the wind farm development. To support it would set a positive example.

    Score: 0
    BIGTONE 6:51am Tue 3 Jun 14

    I guess the turbines height will have a major influence on future air displays at the summer air show,especially the Red Arrows.

    Score: 0
    save energy 8:08am Tue 3 Jun 14

    Greater Gabard in the north sea off essex at 509 MW is about the same size as Navitus.
    Presently generating 1.2% of capacity = 6.2 MW
    better than yesterday when it was TAKING 15.3 MW from the grid !!!
    see live data -
    Wind farms- http://www.rwe.com/w
    eb/cms/en/206488/rwe
    -innogy/sites/produc
    tion-data-live/rwe-r
    enewable-energy-live
    /

    & Grid -
    http://www.gridwatch
    .templar.co.uk/

    We have 5,500 large tubines + aprox 20,000 small curently supplying just 1.6% of demand
    but costing us £18 billion/yr in subsity's
    Economic madness !!

    Score: 0
    mooninpisces 8:20am Tue 3 Jun 14

    Greater Gabbard (509MW) is "about the same size" as Navitus (970MW)????? (save energy, above)

    Score: 0
    save energy 8:29am Tue 3 Jun 14

    Sorry, I should read before posting,
    its been a long night, off to bed now.

    Score: 0
    a.g.o.g. 1:00pm Tue 3 Jun 14

    mooninpisces wrote…


    Greater Gabbard (509MW) is "about the same size" as Navitus (970MW)????? (save energy, above)

    And so , on a like-for-like basis, Navitus would have been drawing 30megaWatts off The Grid to stay alive and not just 15
    and which regular situation has been raised many times before !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Next!

    Score: 0

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