Plans for Navitus Wind Farm Scaled Back off Dorset Coast
12:43pm 6th February 2014
Pressure from campaigners has pushed plans for a massive wind farm further into the sea.
The Navitus Bay Development announced this lunchtime (Thursday 6th February) they'll scale back proposals for a wind park off the coast to reduce its visual impact.
It was feared the turbines would be "too big and too close".
South Dorset MP Richard Drax led the campaign charge against developers.
Mike Unsworth, Project Director at Navitus Bay, said: "We have always listened to and acted upon the feedback we receive from our public consultations and our statutory consultees.
"We hope that local residents and statutory consultees who have expressed concern about the wind park will welcome today's announcement. The boundary change is significant, and balances the need to reduce visual impact while ensuring that the project continues to make an important contribution to sustainable energy generation in the UK and to the local economy in the shape of jobs and investment."
"As we move towards submitting our final application for planning permission, we believe that this latest boundary change is a positive step, ensuring that the project reflects local views whilst bringing considerable benefits to the region."