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Next step for wind farm bid
6:00pm Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
THE team bidding to build a wind farm off the Dorset coast has announced the next step in its £3bn plan, which would include a substation between Three Legged Cross and West Moors.
Navitus Bay Development Ltd (NBDL) has submitted a planning application for the wind park 12 miles off the Bournemouth coast.
The scheme, a joint venture by Dutch company Eneco and French power firm EDF Energy, could include up to 218 650ft turbines.
Now the company is planning to hold a fourth round of consultation across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight in the next step in attempts to build the 67 square mile farm.
The company says it has changed plans that came under fire for threatening tourism, marine life and shipping safety in response to public concerns.
But David Lloyd, of Challenge Navitus, said: “This is just a bad plan that has been ill thought through in completely the wrong area and we hope they will withdraw them when they realise how strong the opposition is.
“If people are opposed to the industrialisation of our coastline then they must put their opposition in writing to the developer and also copy the letter to their MP and local councillors.”
Consultation sessions are being held across the region, including at West Moors Memorial Hall on September 19 between 2pm and 8pm.
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