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Have your say on Navitus Bay
SUPPORTERS and opponents of the Navitus Bay Wind Park are urging residents to voice their opinions before the project’s consultation deadline expires.
Navitus Bay Development Limited (NBDL) is hosting an informal drop-in session today between 4pm and 7pm at West Moors Memorial Hall, Station Road, about its proposals for the offshore wind park off the Dorset coast.
The company wants to build up to 218 turbines - up to 200 metres tall and almost four times the height of Nelson’s Column – a dozen miles off Bournemouth’s beaches.
Project director Mike Unsworth says opinion polls conducted over the past three years have shown 75 per cent support for the plans.
However, Challenge Navitus, the campaign group leading the fight against the proposals, believes the park would have a damaging impact on the local environment and economy.
Challenge Navitus has reminded residents that any letters of objection should now have been sent to ensure they meet the 5pm, deadline tomorrow.
David Lloyd of Challenge Navitus, said: “This is the last chance for the public to have their say, so it’s vital that everyone takes advantage of this opportunity to condemn this ill-conceived threat to our coastline.”
Mr Unsworth said: “Navitus Bay is committed to communicating honestly and openly with members of the public to ensure that they are given as much information as possible about the proposed wind park, which will deliver significant economic benefits to the local community.
“We would encourage as many people as possible to come to these drop-in sessions, take this extra opportunity to look at the consultation materials and make their views known before the end of the consultation.”
A planning application should be lodged next spring, with a decision likely to be made in mid-2015.
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