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Dorset's World Heritage Status at "Risk" Over Navitus Windfarm


11:53am 27th May 2014

There are fears the Jurassic Coast could lose its World Heritage status if plans for the Navitus Bay Windfarm go ahead.

In a letter to the Government, Unesco, say the project would have a negative impact on important views out to sea.

An assessment has already been carried out by experts to determine the impact the turbines would have off the Dorset coast.

Unesco say they've conducted their own study and are concerned the Navitus project will be too visibly prominent off the coast, putting its World Heritage status at risk.

The Jurassic Coast, which covers 96 miles of coast in Dorset and East Devon, is the only natural heritage site in England.

Plans for the 194 turbine project have received much criticism from campaigners that include South Dorset MP Riochard Drax, who've called for changes to be made.

Earlier this year Navitus managers announced they would scale back the overall size of their plans but campaigners argued there would still be too many visible off Swanage and down to Weymouth.

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