Navitus Bay wind farm a hot topic as sides for and against speak out at events

YES TO WIND: Supporters

YES TO WIND: Supporters

First published in News

SUPPORTERS of and objectors to the planned Navitus Bay wind farm for the Dorset coast held events at the weekend.

A ‘Yes to Wind’ gathering was held at Bournemouth Pier on Saturday with supporters urged to register with the Planning Inspectorate, which is currently considering the planning application for the controversial scheme.

The BH Green group – an umbrella for several environmental organisations – was behind the get-together.

Spokesman Dr Martin Price said most people were behind wind power.

“Despite scare stories by a small, vocal group of ‘nimbys’, environmental groups know that, with proper care, wind turbines have little environmental impact – especially when compared to the alternatives – oil, gas, coal and nuclear,” he added.

On Friday night, opposition group Poole and Christchurch Bays Assoc-iation held a meeting at West Parley to discuss the potential impact of the onshore cabling work, which would run up to Mannington, near Wimborne.

The group argues that it will mean mass tree felling and have an impact on protected areas.

PCBA chairman Roy Pointer chaired the meeting, which heard from Christchurch MP Chris Chope and several other speakers.

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3:56pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Graham Rees says...

I hope Navitus goes ahead.
Nimbyism needs stopping to respect the environment.
What? A slightly distant view on the horizon, disturbs?
Get real.
Sacrifice a little for your environment!
Are you living in cloud cuckoo land or paradise?
I hope Navitus goes ahead. Nimbyism needs stopping to respect the environment. What? A slightly distant view on the horizon, disturbs? Get real. Sacrifice a little for your environment! Are you living in cloud cuckoo land or paradise? Graham Rees
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4:05pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Baysider says...

Why is everyone labelled a nimby if they dare raise questions about the true cost v benefit of these things? In terms how much electricity they really produce, the effects on wildlife, the effects on tourism, noise, visual impact, subsidies required and their useful lifespan the situation is far from clear yet anyone asking these questions is immediately labelled as some sort of selfish planet killer.

It's academic anyway the government is going to allow it to go ahead.
Why is everyone labelled a nimby if they dare raise questions about the true cost v benefit of these things? In terms how much electricity they really produce, the effects on wildlife, the effects on tourism, noise, visual impact, subsidies required and their useful lifespan the situation is far from clear yet anyone asking these questions is immediately labelled as some sort of selfish planet killer. It's academic anyway the government is going to allow it to go ahead. Baysider
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9:01pm Mon 16 Jun 14

yet_another_one says...

Graham Rees wrote:
I hope Navitus goes ahead.
Nimbyism needs stopping to respect the environment.
What? A slightly distant view on the horizon, disturbs?
Get real.
Sacrifice a little for your environment!
Are you living in cloud cuckoo land or paradise?
Absolutely !!!
Couldn't agree more.
[quote][p][bold]Graham Rees[/bold] wrote: I hope Navitus goes ahead. Nimbyism needs stopping to respect the environment. What? A slightly distant view on the horizon, disturbs? Get real. Sacrifice a little for your environment! Are you living in cloud cuckoo land or paradise?[/p][/quote]Absolutely !!! Couldn't agree more. yet_another_one
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9:32pm Mon 16 Jun 14

adspacebroker says...

Get it built
Get it built adspacebroker
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11:01am Tue 17 Jun 14

Flusters says...

Anyone objecting to this proposal should do so online before 23rd June. see challengenavitus.org
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Anyone objecting to this proposal should do so online before 23rd June. see challengenavitus.org .uk Flusters
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