12 Dec '12, 4pm

Navitus Bay wind farm reduced in size

The Navitus Bay wind farm project, off the coast of the Isle of Wight in Poole Bay, has had to be reduced in size after the developers EDF Energy and Eneco moved to scale back its visual impact. The developers acted in response to consultations with statutory consultees and local communities. The changes include moving the wind farm further out to see and reducing its size as well as moving planned turbines away from key areas such as Durlston Head, The Needles and Bournemouth. The wind farm will now be sited some three kilometres further away from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. This will also protect navigational safety for vessels entering the Solent. There will be a 35% reduction in the number of turbines, from 333 to 218. This also means that the largest turbines will now be smaller than previously proposed, reduced in size from 210 metres to 200. Unfortunately t...

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