A welcome move in right direction

FOR some campaigners it won’t make any difference.

But it is a step in the right direction.

The companies behind the Navitus Bay offshore windfarm proposals have come up with a Plan B.

After facing months of campaigns and protest against the scheme, Eneco and EDF say they have listened to public opinion and want to engage in a constructive dialogue.

Now the development would be 12 miles out to sea rather than ten.

The turbines would have a maximum height of 200 metres, with 218 of them rather than the number originally put forward.

Local authorities in particular have been frustrated from the outset by a lack of information but this may no longer be a problem if Navitus mean what they say.

New designs will go on display early in 2013 but for many of the opponents the revised scheme is unlikely

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