Formal registered opinions on the proposed Navitus wind farm off the Bournemouth coast indicate that the majority is opposed.
Dorset green groups including Dorset Friends of the Earth are in favour of the scheme but many others are concerned about the loss of the unspoilt sea view. Benjamin Disraeli and Henry James are just two early visitors who were deeply impressed by the view of the bay from Bournemouth.
My representation has been registered with with more than 2,000 others from councils, organisations and members of the public:
“As the person who devised the original Bournemouth Coast Path and the author of Exploring the Bournemouth Coast Path guide book I consider that the wind farm would deter visitors by spoiling an outstanding bay view.
“This view has been lauded by many for around 200 years.
“The unspoilt ‘Naples Bay’ view is vital to maintaining home tourism and so reducing the numbers using aircraft which cause serious pollution. “To have the wind farm in the proposed location is not ‘eco’.”