Clear view to the windfarm

Clear view to the windfarm

Clear view to the windfarm

First published in Opinion

THE position may not come as any great surprise, but Bournemouth council has now made clear where it stands on the windfarm.

The authority says that hundreds of thousands of visitors will be put off from visiting the area if the scheme goes ahead. They use some of Navitus’ own statistics to illustrate just how dramatic the effect will be, not least in the construction phase of four and a half years.

The council’s official report, concludes that it would have a “huge negative impact.” On this issue at least, the council can probably fairly claim to reflect public opinion.

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11:20am Thu 24 Jul 14

Redgolfer says...

WHY is it that the ECHO publish's comments on various matters but do not state who they are from, is it the Echo or Council members comments please.
WHY is it that the ECHO publish's comments on various matters but do not state who they are from, is it the Echo or Council members comments please. Redgolfer
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9:57am Fri 25 Jul 14

Anneaa says...

Well the council are mostly NIMBY types who cant see beyond the end of their noses when it comes to saving the planet!!
Well the council are mostly NIMBY types who cant see beyond the end of their noses when it comes to saving the planet!! Anneaa
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3:00pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Purbeckboy says...

Bournemouth is not the only area to be affected. The new englarged docks in Southampton has resulted in shipping congestion in the area to the east of the Isle of Wight. To reduce this dredging has taken place on the channel that leads to the west passing Lymington. Now cruise liners, tankers, container ships heading to the south west approaches use this channel not only to avoid congestion, but to save fuel. It is a one way street with ships returning via the south and east of the Isle of Wight. Only one problem - someone wishes to build a windfarm in the way which will restrict Southampton as a port, with resulting a lost of potential jobs.
Bournemouth is not the only area to be affected. The new englarged docks in Southampton has resulted in shipping congestion in the area to the east of the Isle of Wight. To reduce this dredging has taken place on the channel that leads to the west passing Lymington. Now cruise liners, tankers, container ships heading to the south west approaches use this channel not only to avoid congestion, but to save fuel. It is a one way street with ships returning via the south and east of the Isle of Wight. Only one problem - someone wishes to build a windfarm in the way which will restrict Southampton as a port, with resulting a lost of potential jobs. Purbeckboy
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