Wind farm firm set for fresh consultations

Wind farm firm set for fresh consultations


Project director Mike UnsworthProject director Mike Unsworth

  • What NBDL says the park will look like from Bournemouth Pier

THE firm behind the controversial wind farm planned for off the Dorset coast has revealed a 3D model that it hopes will sway public opinion. 

Navitus Bay Development Limited came in for criticism during its previous consultations last year for the lack of quality and detail in its mock-ups of what the park would look like, and for only showing the lower end of the proposed number of turbines.

This morning the firm unveiled the interactive model, which will allow people to view the proposed farm from anywhere between Lymington and Durlston, and view different sizes and numbers of turbines.

However, opposition group Challenge Navitus is still questioning the still image visualisations that NBDL has produced in the wake of scaling back its plans before Christmas.

The third round of public exhibitions begins on Friday inWest Moors, before heading to Bournemouth on Saturday.

Challenge Navitus says the visualisations are based on industry best practice, which is currently under review. It says it has changed its own images as a result.

But this morning project director Mike Unsworth - listen to the full interview below - said NBDL had to stick with the industry standards, but would adapt if they changed.

Bournemouth Echo 31/01/13

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