UK: Eneco’s Navitus Bay Meteorological Mast to Impact Tourism

UK: Eneco’s Navitus Bay Meteorological Mast to Impact Tourism

Only recently, Eneco faced issues concerning landscape and environmental impact of the Navitus Bay wind farm location. Its temporary meteorological mast went before councilors who have objected to the proposal.

Eneco submitted application for permission to the Marine Management Organisation to build a platform and lattice tower to evaluate wind speed and direction. It would be situated approximately 8 miles off coast and it would be 100 meters high.

Purbeck council and Bournemouth’s planning board objected it because the landscape image would be affected, though the mast would be there for five years.

“The only impact would be from the visual perspective. We have taken into account navigational safety and work will start in July,” Eneco’s project developer Dan Bates said to the board.

Steve Davies, planning officer, said that it would be helpful to have a marker to evaluate the full impact of the wind farm and suggested that the council accepted the proposed mast between Old Harry Rocks and The Needles.

Board chairman, councillor David Kelsey said: “I think it would be giving the wrong impression to the public if we accept this.”

“The mast would be a temporary structure. If a marine licence is granted we will seek to minimise any impacts that the mast could have on the local area,” said Eneco’s spokesperson after the meeting.

Offshore WIND staff, April 20, 2012; Image: eneco

Share this article

Follow Offshore Wind

Events>

<< May 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Complete structural analysis for offshore wind workshop

The workshop will follow a typical analysis workflow of an offshore wind turbine support structure, including fully integrated analysis…

read more >

UKTI Roadshow – Offshore wind opportunities in China and Taiwan

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) in partnership with China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) and regional partners present offshore wind…

read more >

All-Energy 2016

All-Energy is held in Glasgow annually. In its 15th year, it has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading renewable energy exhibition…

read more >

Energizing Cleveland with Offshore Wind–An Update on the Icebreaker Project

The Northeast Wind Resource Center is hosting a free webinar on May 4th at 10am ET for an update on the Icebreaker project–a demonstratio…

read more >

Jobs>

(Senior) Account Manager Offshore WIND

Are you a passionate sales professional? Can you find smart sales approaches and do you have an affinity for the offshore wind industry? Then this challenging position is your next step!

apply

Technical Traineeship

Are you ingenious and looking for an entry-level job in which you can gain international experience...

apply

Project Management Damen Technical Cooperation

The realisation of vessel construction projects, often in international production locations, such that the projects are delivered on time, within budget...

apply

Vessels>