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28 November 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

According to Bournemouth Borough Council, Navitus Bay Development Limited (a joint venture between Eneco and EDF) should pay GBP 975 million over 30 years to compensate for an adverse impact of the Navitus Bay on local tourism, should the project be built.  Mark Smith, Bournemouth's Service Director for Tourism, has presented a report which says that the local economy […]

24 July 2014 Authorities

Bournemouth Borough council raised its concern over the proposed wind farm located off the coast of Isle of Wight. Namely, Bournemouth Borough Council commissioned a study on the effect of the 194-turbine Navitus Bay wind farm on the Local community. The Study found that the wind farm would have a negative impact on tourism, as […]

23 June 2014 Authorities

Councillors and members of the public had an opportunity to consider Bournemouth Council’s emerging response to the proposals by Navitus Bay Development for a wind farm off the Bournemouth coast last week. The meeting of Bournemouth Council’s Environment and Transport Overview and Scrutiny Panel received an update from officers on the process for responding to […]

12 May 2014

Over 600 local people packed a meeting held on Saturday, to hear about and give their views on the proposed Navitus Bay offshore wind farm development. Chaired by the Council’s Chief Executive Tony Williams, the meeting lasted almost three hours. Residents heard the case both for and against the Wind Farm from a selection of […]

6 February 2012

MPs of Bournemouth East and South West and Gibraltar attended the wind farm scrutiny task on February 4,and enclosed the evidences on potential effects of the Navitus Bay Wind Farm, reports Bournemouth Echo. The Navitus Bay Wind Park will have the potential to make a contribution to meeting national targets for the increased use of […]

11 September 2015

RenewableUK has expressed disappointment that the Energy Minister Lord Bourne has refused planning approval for Navitus Bay offshore wind farm off the south coast of England. The 970 megawatt (MW) project was due to be built in the English Channel 13.4 miles off the coast from Bournemouth and 10.9 miles from the western tip of […]

11 March 2015

UK government body has closed an examination of the application for the project comprising up to 194 turbines capable of producing electricity for around 700,000 homes. The examination that started six months ago saw impact on tourism as the main concern. Bournemouth Borough Council is claiming 4,923 jobs would be lost while GBP 6.3 billion […]

30 January 2015 Environment

Two of APEM’s experienced ornithologists provided expert opinion at an inquiry in Bournemouth on the potential effects on birds of the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park. Principal ornithologist, Dr Roger Buisson, along with technical specialist, Sean Sweeney, answered questions on the potential effects of the proposed windfarm on bird populations in and around the proposed […]

12 January 2015 Wind Farm Update

Dorset County Council and Bournemouth Borough Council have voiced their opinion on the Navitus Bay proposal in regard to the examining process at the UK Planning Inspectorate, stating that the Turbine Mitigation Option (TMO) should be submitted and considered by the Inspectorate as a completely new application, the Dorset Echo news site informs.  The TMO has been submitted […]

17 November 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

Navitus Bay Development Limited has submitted an alternative proposal for fewer turbines that will be further from the Coast. The examining authority for the Navitus Bay Wind Park Application recently set out a number of written questions and requests for information. A question aimed at Navitus Bay Development Limited (the Applicant) asked whether it was […]

14 October 2014 Authorities

The UK Planning Inspectorate is holding the first open floor hearing for the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm in Bournemouth. In six open floor sessions, 84 speakers will comment on the offshore wind proposal and after each session the applicant will have an opportunity to respond. Due to the high level of interest, each interested party that has […]

10 October 2014 Authorities

New Forest District Council decided not to submit a formal objection against Navitus Bay offshore wind farm, according to Daily Echo. However, the council reserved the right to lobby a planning inquiry due to start in Bournemouth next week. They raised concern over the onshore underground cable installation which will create a 40 meter corridor […]

9 September 2013

Navitus Bay offshore wind farm has faced another instance of opposition. Bournemouth Borough Council thinks that the wind farm would negatively affect tourism in this area because, as they claim, the tourists would not want to come to the Dorset coast, writes BBC. Navitus Bay plans to build up to 218 wind turbines 20 kilometers […]

23 August 2013 Business & Finance

RenewableUK has today welcomed the news that the Coastal Communities Fund has been extended for a further year. The UK’s offshore wind and marine energy industries contribute to the fund which was established by the Government to help coastal communities to create jobs and support local projects. Established in 2012 the fund has now been […]

21 August 2013 Wind Farm Update

As Navitus Bay progresses though the planning application process, it will be holding a series of consultation events where people will be able to get involved and tell the team what they think. Members of the public will have a chance to talk to the Navitus Bay project team and submit their views on the […]

9 August 2013

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are inviting members of the Bournemouth surfing and Isle of Wight waveriding community to join them to discuss the potential coastal and surfing impacts of the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm: The meetings will take place with the developers of the proposed offshore wind farm at the Lakeside Park Hotel, in […]

7 June 2013

The three-hour drop-in sessions will be held in eight different locations across the region and will give local communities an opportunity to learn more about the development, which, if granted planning permission, could generate enough electricity to power up to 790,000 homes each year. These informal events follow a series of public exhibitions in February […]

22 March 2013 Wind Farm Update

Tomorrow on March 23 residents of the Bournemouth’s coast will have an opportunity to see the proposed Navitus Bay offshore wind farm in alternative images, which have been prepared by a campaigning group Challenge Navitus. Councillors from Bournemouth’s seven coastal wards have organized the meeting in the Royal Bath Hotel at 1.30pm, where Challenge Navitus […]

19 March 2013

3dw have successfully delivered the interactive 3D model of the Navitus Bay offshore wind project. The model was used extensively throughout the third phase of public consultations which took place at eight locations: Swanage, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, West Moors, New Milton, Lymington and the Isle of Wight. These public exhibitions provided people with information and […]

13 March 2013

RenewableUK has welcomed today’s announcement by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, that coastal communities around the UK will be getting a share of millions of pounds of funding to create jobs and support local projects. The Coastal Communities Fund – a pot of money worth £27.8 million this year - is financed […]

4 February 2013

As recently announced, the latest plans for the proposed Navitus Bay offshore wind farm are open to comment of the local community. Phase Three of Navitus Bay’s comprehensive public consultation programme started on February 1st and will run until April 5th. Navitus Bay Development Limited, the developer, released a schedule of the February consultation, where […]

1 February 2013

Videos of 3D flythroughs have been released for Navitus Bay offshore wind farm, the project that recently gathered its proponents in pro-wind demonstration. Starting today, and until April 5, public consultation on the latest plans of the wind farm are open. Here are the Navitus Bay videos that show the project from different locations: View […]

17 December 2012

Even though the plans for Navitus Bay offshore wind farm have been recently changed, the project is still creating some concerns regarding its visual impact in relation with cultural significance of the Jurassic Coast, as it will be placed 14km (9 miles)off the coastline. Namely, the Jurassic Coast is one of eight in the world […]

12 December 2012 Wind Farm Update

As a direct result of discussions with statutory consultees and local communities, Navitus Bay has announced a significant reduction to its proposed wind park in Poole Bay. The changes, which include moving the development further out to sea and making it smaller in scale, will reduce the potential visual impact of the project from key […]

26 July 2012 Business & Finance

SSE plc will today hold its Annual General Meeting in Bournemouth. This Interim Management Statement summarises SSE’s performance since the start of the current financial year, which began on 1 April 2012, and includes updates on operations and investments in SSE’s Networks, Retail and Wholesale businesses and on the financial outlook. Operations In the three […]

25 July 2012

BBC Radio Solent had commissioned Bournemouth University to conduct a research about the visual impact of the Navitus Bay wind farm. The conclusion was that the wind turbines would appear three times as high as the Isle of Wight, writes BBC. Eneco, the wind farm developer, has not yet decided on the height of the […]