Giant windfarm passes first planning phase

Dorset Echo: Giant windfarm passes first planning phase Giant windfarm passes first planning phase

THE giant windfarm proposed to be built off the Dorset coast has passed its first planning hurdle.

The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has today confirmed that Navitus Bay Development Limited’s formal application for development consent has been accepted and will progress to the pre-examination stage, whereby members of the public will be able to register as an interested party in order to provide comments on the application and be kept informed of the progress of the examination.

The acceptance decision means that PINS, on behalf of the Secretary of State, has accepted the application to proceed to the next phase of the National Infrastructure planning process. This is based on a number of legal criteria, including the adequacy of consultation undertaken by Navitus Bay when considered against the statutory tests.

The registration period for interested parties commences next week and will run for a minimum of 28 days. Further details for how to register will be posted on the PINs website next week.

Mike Unsworth, Project Director for Navitus Bay, said: “We are delighted that our Development Consent Application has been accepted for examination and it is testament to the vast amount of work undertaken by the project team and independent experts to deliver the 18,000 page application.

“While PINS examines our application we will continue to work with stakeholders, businesses and residents in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight whenever we can, to make sure that everyone is kept up-to-date about the project and the considerable benefits that it would bring, in terms of sustainable energy generation, job creation and economic opportunities”.

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3:18pm Thu 8 May 14

dorset & proud says...

So they've passed wind?

I'll get me coat.
So they've passed wind? I'll get me coat. dorset & proud
  • Score: 8

5:07pm Thu 8 May 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

So some corporate will be able put up a massive eyesore like this that the ordinary folk must be enslaved too in their quarterly bills, yet an ordinary person wants to put up some solar panels to be more self-sufficient and keep their money in their pocket is blocked.

How's that for organised crime.
So some corporate will be able put up a massive eyesore like this that the ordinary folk must be enslaved too in their quarterly bills, yet an ordinary person wants to put up some solar panels to be more self-sufficient and keep their money in their pocket is blocked. How's that for organised crime. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 2

7:35pm Thu 8 May 14

Brinboy says...

Well if it goes ahead we must look for the positive. Work for Weymouth being the port from where the service & construction vessels are based. Money & jobs coming into the town. Now that can't be too bad can it?
Well if it goes ahead we must look for the positive. Work for Weymouth being the port from where the service & construction vessels are based. Money & jobs coming into the town. Now that can't be too bad can it? Brinboy
  • Score: 4

7:47pm Thu 8 May 14

Caption Sensible says...

Brinboy wrote:
Well if it goes ahead we must look for the positive. Work for Weymouth being the port from where the service & construction vessels are based. Money & jobs coming into the town. Now that can't be too bad can it?
Who has stated the work will be based in Weymouth?
[quote][p][bold]Brinboy[/bold] wrote: Well if it goes ahead we must look for the positive. Work for Weymouth being the port from where the service & construction vessels are based. Money & jobs coming into the town. Now that can't be too bad can it?[/p][/quote]Who has stated the work will be based in Weymouth? Caption Sensible
  • Score: 3

9:35pm Thu 8 May 14

Sorted Echo says...

Sigurd Hoeberth wrote:
So some corporate will be able put up a massive eyesore like this that the ordinary folk must be enslaved too in their quarterly bills, yet an ordinary person wants to put up some solar panels to be more self-sufficient and keep their money in their pocket is blocked.

How's that for organised crime.
What are you on about!
Firstly we live in a democracy so you are free to chose your electricity supplier, therefore you are anything but enslaved. Also it may have escaped your attention but there are in fact lots of houses with topped with solar panels. If you were really interested in self sufficiency you should reduce your energy usage although you come across as yet another nimby so I call BS!
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth[/bold] wrote: So some corporate will be able put up a massive eyesore like this that the ordinary folk must be enslaved too in their quarterly bills, yet an ordinary person wants to put up some solar panels to be more self-sufficient and keep their money in their pocket is blocked. How's that for organised crime.[/p][/quote]What are you on about! Firstly we live in a democracy so you are free to chose your electricity supplier, therefore you are anything but enslaved. Also it may have escaped your attention but there are in fact lots of houses with topped with solar panels. If you were really interested in self sufficiency you should reduce your energy usage although you come across as yet another nimby so I call BS! Sorted Echo
  • Score: 0

10:33pm Thu 8 May 14

siriem says...

Does anyone else find wind farm eerily beautiful - or is it just me?
Does anyone else find wind farm eerily beautiful - or is it just me? siriem
  • Score: 2

12:04am Fri 9 May 14

GMax says...

I'm not bothered about it, if it helps lower carbon emissions then I'm all for it.
Besides, those turbines may be big but they'll be so far out that your not really going to see them.
In fact, I already have plans ready to build my own small wind turbine this year.
It'll just be to charge some 12 volt batteries but they'll be running the garden lights (hopefully)
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GMax.
I'm not bothered about it, if it helps lower carbon emissions then I'm all for it. Besides, those turbines may be big but they'll be so far out that your not really going to see them. In fact, I already have plans ready to build my own small wind turbine this year. It'll just be to charge some 12 volt batteries but they'll be running the garden lights (hopefully) . GMax. GMax
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8:31am Fri 9 May 14

NoSaint says...

siriem wrote:
Does anyone else find wind farm eerily beautiful - or is it just me?
Your not alone I used to live in the Welsh coast and I thought they was lovely to look at there.
[quote][p][bold]siriem[/bold] wrote: Does anyone else find wind farm eerily beautiful - or is it just me?[/p][/quote]Your not alone I used to live in the Welsh coast and I thought they was lovely to look at there. NoSaint
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3:45pm Fri 9 May 14

February1948 says...

Whilst I don't find them beautiful, they are, in my opinion, a lot less unsightly than roofs covered in solar panels!
Whilst I don't find them beautiful, they are, in my opinion, a lot less unsightly than roofs covered in solar panels! February1948
  • Score: -3

10:04am Sat 10 May 14

K9 says...

Hurdles are cleared, milestones are passed.
Hurdles are cleared, milestones are passed. K9
  • Score: 0

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