Delay to plans for wind farm off Hampshire coast

Delay to offshore wind farm plan

Delay to offshore wind farm plan

Where the proposed Navitus Bay offshore wind farm will be built

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Crime Reporter

THE next stage of consultation into controversial plans to build a giant £3bn wind farm off the Hampshire coast will be delayed.

The company behind the Navitus Bay Wind Park project says the delay is needed due to the overwhelming response from the second round of the consultation.

The added time will allow all the feedback to be fully considered and ensure any changes to the proposals can be made before the next stage starts.

As previously reported in the Daily Echo, Dutch-based energy firm Eneco wants to build up to 300 wind turbines nine miles from Barton-on-Sea, 14 miles from Lymington and 8.4 miles from The Needles on the Isle of Wight.

The scheme has already led to objections from groups including the Hamble-based Royal Yachting Association, which is concerned about the impact on leisure sailing.

But Eneco says boating through the wind farm will be permitted as the turbines will be at least 750m apart.

An application is due to be submitted next year. If granted, the turbines could be operational by 2020.

The third round of the consultation will now take place in February next year.

Mike Unsworth, project director of Navitus Bay, said: “It has always been our intention that community consultation has a real bearing on our proposals and this small delay demonstrates this commitment.

“By rescheduling the next stage of consultation we will be able to dedicate the additional time and resources necessary to fully consider the feedback we have received and identify how we can respond positively given the engineering and environmental constraints of this complex project. “The extra time will also enable us to produce additional new photo montages showing how the wind park could look from various points along the coast.

“We will continue to meet and engage constructively with consultees and stakeholder groups over the coming months, and we look forward to providing a comprehensive and detailed overview of how the proposals have evolved in response to public feedback in the new year.”

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7:17am Wed 3 Oct 12

hulla baloo says...

Delayed. Should be BL++dy cancelled, and all the other wiond turbine projects.
Delayed. Should be BL++dy cancelled, and all the other wiond turbine projects. hulla baloo
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7:59am Wed 3 Oct 12

sburman says...

hulla baloo wrote:
Delayed. Should be BL++dy cancelled, and all the other wiond turbine projects.
I really can’t understand what people have against wind farms, off shore or on land. They provide clean energy ( even at 50% efficient), they look peaceful, once installed they have no detrimental effect on the surroundings ( cows & wildlife will totally ignore them, ships and yachts can sail around them ), modern ones are nowhere near as noisy. AND NO CARBON OR SULPHUR EMMISIONS.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Delayed. Should be BL++dy cancelled, and all the other wiond turbine projects.[/p][/quote]I really can’t understand what people have against wind farms, off shore or on land. They provide clean energy ( even at 50% efficient), they look peaceful, once installed they have no detrimental effect on the surroundings ( cows & wildlife will totally ignore them, ships and yachts can sail around them ), modern ones are nowhere near as noisy. AND NO CARBON OR SULPHUR EMMISIONS. sburman
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8:36am Wed 3 Oct 12

elvisimo says...

hulla baloo wrote:
Delayed. Should be BL++dy cancelled, and all the other wiond turbine projects.
Yes - rubbish idea - lets burn more fossil fuels and crack out a few more nuclear power stations.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Delayed. Should be BL++dy cancelled, and all the other wiond turbine projects.[/p][/quote]Yes - rubbish idea - lets burn more fossil fuels and crack out a few more nuclear power stations. elvisimo
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8:37am Wed 3 Oct 12

hulla baloo says...

sburman wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
Delayed. Should be BL++dy cancelled, and all the other wiond turbine projects.
I really can’t understand what people have against wind farms, off shore or on land. They provide clean energy ( even at 50% efficient), they look peaceful, once installed they have no detrimental effect on the surroundings ( cows & wildlife will totally ignore them, ships and yachts can sail around them ), modern ones are nowhere near as noisy. AND NO CARBON OR SULPHUR EMMISIONS.
Expensive to install and maintain, I have yet to be convinced they will prove to be long term cost effective, and as for the blight on landscapes.
[quote][p][bold]sburman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Delayed. Should be BL++dy cancelled, and all the other wiond turbine projects.[/p][/quote]I really can’t understand what people have against wind farms, off shore or on land. They provide clean energy ( even at 50% efficient), they look peaceful, once installed they have no detrimental effect on the surroundings ( cows & wildlife will totally ignore them, ships and yachts can sail around them ), modern ones are nowhere near as noisy. AND NO CARBON OR SULPHUR EMMISIONS.[/p][/quote]Expensive to install and maintain, I have yet to be convinced they will prove to be long term cost effective, and as for the blight on landscapes. hulla baloo
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10:21am Wed 3 Oct 12

Tottonion says...

I have no objection to these wind farms but they need to be built over the horizon as they are an eyesore.
I have no objection to these wind farms but they need to be built over the horizon as they are an eyesore. Tottonion
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10:44am Wed 3 Oct 12

hulla baloo says...

Tottonion wrote:
I have no objection to these wind farms but they need to be built over the horizon as they are an eyesore.
Ha ha. Over the horizon from where?
[quote][p][bold]Tottonion[/bold] wrote: I have no objection to these wind farms but they need to be built over the horizon as they are an eyesore.[/p][/quote]Ha ha. Over the horizon from where? hulla baloo
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11:15am Wed 3 Oct 12

Georgem says...

Worth mentioning that the Eiffel Tower was considered an eyesore.
Worth mentioning that the Eiffel Tower was considered an eyesore. Georgem
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11:58am Wed 3 Oct 12

hulla baloo says...

Georgem wrote:
Worth mentioning that the Eiffel Tower was considered an eyesore.
Possibly, but that is a one off, in one place. Wind farms consist of numerous eyesores over a much larger area.
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: Worth mentioning that the Eiffel Tower was considered an eyesore.[/p][/quote]Possibly, but that is a one off, in one place. Wind farms consist of numerous eyesores over a much larger area. hulla baloo
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12:41pm Wed 3 Oct 12

Georgem says...

hulla baloo wrote:
Georgem wrote:
Worth mentioning that the Eiffel Tower was considered an eyesore.
Possibly, but that is a one off, in one place. Wind farms consist of numerous eyesores over a much larger area.
What I'm saying is, what we think of as eyesores is subject to change. The continent is riddled with turbines, they look fine.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: Worth mentioning that the Eiffel Tower was considered an eyesore.[/p][/quote]Possibly, but that is a one off, in one place. Wind farms consist of numerous eyesores over a much larger area.[/p][/quote]What I'm saying is, what we think of as eyesores is subject to change. The continent is riddled with turbines, they look fine. Georgem
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12:52pm Wed 3 Oct 12

sburman says...

Georgem wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
Georgem wrote:
Worth mentioning that the Eiffel Tower was considered an eyesore.
Possibly, but that is a one off, in one place. Wind farms consist of numerous eyesores over a much larger area.
What I'm saying is, what we think of as eyesores is subject to change. The continent is riddled with turbines, they look fine.
Agreed, you travel through places like Germany or Holland these turbines, in quantity, are common and, of course this is just my opinion, they add to the scenery.
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: Worth mentioning that the Eiffel Tower was considered an eyesore.[/p][/quote]Possibly, but that is a one off, in one place. Wind farms consist of numerous eyesores over a much larger area.[/p][/quote]What I'm saying is, what we think of as eyesores is subject to change. The continent is riddled with turbines, they look fine.[/p][/quote]Agreed, you travel through places like Germany or Holland these turbines, in quantity, are common and, of course this is just my opinion, they add to the scenery. sburman
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4:32pm Wed 3 Oct 12

sotonstudent1 says...

hulla baloo wrote:
Delayed. Should be BL++dy cancelled, and all the other wiond turbine projects.
alright genius - what are your plans for the future energy needs of OUR country? i.e. not importing from the continent or even not from Scotland in case independence occurs and the operate wholly by themselves.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Delayed. Should be BL++dy cancelled, and all the other wiond turbine projects.[/p][/quote]alright genius - what are your plans for the future energy needs of OUR country? i.e. not importing from the continent or even not from Scotland in case independence occurs and the operate wholly by themselves. sotonstudent1
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6:12pm Wed 3 Oct 12

Torchie1 says...

sotonstudent1 wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
Delayed. Should be BL++dy cancelled, and all the other wiond turbine projects.
alright genius - what are your plans for the future energy needs of OUR country? i.e. not importing from the continent or even not from Scotland in case independence occurs and the operate wholly by themselves.
Nuclear is the only way forward which is why France can export spare energy to the UK.
[quote][p][bold]sotonstudent1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Delayed. Should be BL++dy cancelled, and all the other wiond turbine projects.[/p][/quote]alright genius - what are your plans for the future energy needs of OUR country? i.e. not importing from the continent or even not from Scotland in case independence occurs and the operate wholly by themselves.[/p][/quote]Nuclear is the only way forward which is why France can export spare energy to the UK. Torchie1
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