Bournemouth Council to hear concerns over Navitus Bay plans to be heard at public meeting

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BOURNEMOUTH councillors will hear of concerns about the proposed Navitus Bay wind farm as they try to agree their formal response to the controversial application.

A scrutiny panel meeting next Wednesday will see officers update councillors on the planning process and the main issues of potential local concern.

Bournemouth council is one of a number of consultees in the process and its view will be considered by the Secretary of State, who will make the final decision next year.

It is proposed the council’s response will highlight the potential impact on tourism and the local economy, as well as the potential impact on the wildlife, ecology and residents’ quality of life.

Cllr Mark Anderson, pictured inset, chair of the environment and transport overview and scrutiny panel, said: “We have invited the wider membership of the council to jointly discuss with the panel the scope of areas of response to the planning inspectorate.

“It will be an opportunity to make sure that the council is focusing on the issues most relevant to our community and the council’s area of expertise.

“The panel debate will help to inform the subsequent detailed response to the Planning Inspectorate which we currently anticipate will be submitted in August.”

The meeting will start at 6pm in the town hall and is open to the public.

The wind farm application documents are available for public view at Bournemouth Library until Monday, June 23, which is the final day for registering with the Planning Inspectorate as an interested party.

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1:20pm Tue 17 Jun 14

muscliffman says...

Bournemouth Councillors would be wise to take note of fast shifting public attitudes to these installations.

Most notably the serious ones that have less to do with the 'NIMBY' seaside views and far more to do with the dubious benefits and dodgy economics of wind farms in general.
Bournemouth Councillors would be wise to take note of fast shifting public attitudes to these installations. Most notably the serious ones that have less to do with the 'NIMBY' seaside views and far more to do with the dubious benefits and dodgy economics of wind farms in general. muscliffman
  • Score: 11

1:22pm Tue 17 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

You can't hear them you'll only be able to see it a few times a year when there is no haze fog or rain it don't kill birds or smell Just go and stand on the cliffs at Margate where one of the biggest wind farms in world is located and see and listen for yourself I think if there is a concern about holidaymakers . I'm sure it will because of the general lawlessness And litter the cost of parking and the eyesore of building sites and derelict building in the town that as become acceptable to the locals
You can't hear them you'll only be able to see it a few times a year when there is no haze fog or rain it don't kill birds or smell Just go and stand on the cliffs at Margate where one of the biggest wind farms in world is located and see and listen for yourself I think if there is a concern about holidaymakers . I'm sure it will because of the general lawlessness And litter the cost of parking and the eyesore of building sites and derelict building in the town that as become acceptable to the locals kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -7

1:28pm Tue 17 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

muscliffman wrote:
Bournemouth Councillors would be wise to take note of fast shifting public attitudes to these installations.

Most notably the serious ones that have less to do with the 'NIMBY' seaside views and far more to do with the dubious benefits and dodgy economics of wind farms in general.
I have expressed my views in a previous posting but think this posting Should be the one that is explored in greater detail as the evidence is supported by proven facts mine is anecdotal And personal experience
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth Councillors would be wise to take note of fast shifting public attitudes to these installations. Most notably the serious ones that have less to do with the 'NIMBY' seaside views and far more to do with the dubious benefits and dodgy economics of wind farms in general.[/p][/quote]I have expressed my views in a previous posting but think this posting Should be the one that is explored in greater detail as the evidence is supported by proven facts mine is anecdotal And personal experience kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -2

3:02pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Townee says...

Why are we going over the same old reasons against this wind farm? Nearly all have been shown to be rubbish and only those who want to pay a high price for power are against them.
I had seen them in many countries in Europe and as kalebmoledirt said you can hear them from the distance that they will be. Birds can dodge a car when it's a few feet from it so I'm sure they can miss a wind turbine turning slowly. Tourist will still come to sunny Bournemouth and the wind farm will be something to look at instead of nothing if they can see them that far away.
Bournemouth council grow a pair and pass this for the good of the town and people of the area.
Why are we going over the same old reasons against this wind farm? Nearly all have been shown to be rubbish and only those who want to pay a high price for power are against them. I had seen them in many countries in Europe and as kalebmoledirt said you can hear them from the distance that they will be. Birds can dodge a car when it's a few feet from it so I'm sure they can miss a wind turbine turning slowly. Tourist will still come to sunny Bournemouth and the wind farm will be something to look at instead of nothing if they can see them that far away. Bournemouth council grow a pair and pass this for the good of the town and people of the area. Townee
  • Score: -8

9:21pm Tue 17 Jun 14

rubberbandman5 says...

Townee if you had half a brain you would be dangerous. The evidence is on the internet for all to see without you adding your daft comments. Grow up.
Townee if you had half a brain you would be dangerous. The evidence is on the internet for all to see without you adding your daft comments. Grow up. rubberbandman5
  • Score: 8

6:41am Wed 18 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

I read that it will only be viable for 25 years, is that correct.

My biggest problem with windfalls is the huge subsidy they get from the government. Instead of paying this subsidy to companies, plough it into Green Deal and let people install their own energy generating and saving products.
I read that it will only be viable for 25 years, is that correct. My biggest problem with windfalls is the huge subsidy they get from the government. Instead of paying this subsidy to companies, plough it into Green Deal and let people install their own energy generating and saving products. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 3

10:08am Wed 18 Jun 14

nobodyexpectedthat says...

muscliffman wrote:
Bournemouth Councillors would be wise to take note of fast shifting public attitudes to these installations.

Most notably the serious ones that have less to do with the 'NIMBY' seaside views and far more to do with the dubious benefits and dodgy economics of wind farms in general.
Once again Muscliffman you demonstrate your ignorance on these issues! What dubious benefits? - you conveniently forget to mention - developing sustainable, local and renewable energy sources, building less reliance on fossil fuels that are dirty and running out, developing a UK technology base and expertise in renewable energy, dismantling our reliance on foreign fuel imports. All these are real tangible benefits associated with wind technology along with their other renewable cousins such as tidal and solar power.

You are right about one thing though! the NIMBY issues - these are largely irrelevant and unfounded (e.g. noise, eyesore, impact on tourism, etc). so what are we really left with? a debate over the cost of wind technology vs other electricity generating platforms. The trouble with this is that we never get a fair comparison, if we did then we would never build another nuclear power station due to the costs of decommissioning and waste storage / management - not costed into the KWH electricity price ; we would never build another oil fired power station because - derr - its running out and we would never build a gas fired station (unless relying on fracking sources) because all of the gas comes from countries that we really ought not to rely on for our energy supplies.

The trouble with this debate and the 'trap' that the Council might fall into is that a vocal and largely ill informed few may dictate events, over and against the silent majority who I am sure support this type of development.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth Councillors would be wise to take note of fast shifting public attitudes to these installations. Most notably the serious ones that have less to do with the 'NIMBY' seaside views and far more to do with the dubious benefits and dodgy economics of wind farms in general.[/p][/quote]Once again Muscliffman you demonstrate your ignorance on these issues! What dubious benefits? - you conveniently forget to mention - developing sustainable, local and renewable energy sources, building less reliance on fossil fuels that are dirty and running out, developing a UK technology base and expertise in renewable energy, dismantling our reliance on foreign fuel imports. All these are real tangible benefits associated with wind technology along with their other renewable cousins such as tidal and solar power. You are right about one thing though! the NIMBY issues - these are largely irrelevant and unfounded (e.g. noise, eyesore, impact on tourism, etc). so what are we really left with? a debate over the cost of wind technology vs other electricity generating platforms. The trouble with this is that we never get a fair comparison, if we did then we would never build another nuclear power station due to the costs of decommissioning and waste storage / management - not costed into the KWH electricity price ; we would never build another oil fired power station because - derr - its running out and we would never build a gas fired station (unless relying on fracking sources) because all of the gas comes from countries that we really ought not to rely on for our energy supplies. The trouble with this debate and the 'trap' that the Council might fall into is that a vocal and largely ill informed few may dictate events, over and against the silent majority who I am sure support this type of development. nobodyexpectedthat
  • Score: -1

10:21am Wed 18 Jun 14

nobodyexpectedthat says...

Don't forget if you are against Navitus Bay windfarm and attend the public meeting - to turn the lights out when you leave! - because this is something you wil have to get used to if the UK doesn't wake up and embrace local, sustainable, renewable energy.
Don't forget if you are against Navitus Bay windfarm and attend the public meeting - to turn the lights out when you leave! - because this is something you wil have to get used to if the UK doesn't wake up and embrace local, sustainable, renewable energy. nobodyexpectedthat
  • Score: -2

7:37pm Wed 18 Jun 14

rubberbandman5 says...

nobodyexdpectedthat also needs to remember our old and cold pensioners who can't afford the electric to cook and keep warm in winter. You really are a selfish bone head.
nobodyexdpectedthat also needs to remember our old and cold pensioners who can't afford the electric to cook and keep warm in winter. You really are a selfish bone head. rubberbandman5
  • Score: 1

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