Bournemouth wind farm plans challenged

The wind farm planned off the Bournemouth coast is now subject to a third consultation which runs from this month to Easter.

The turbines are now to be 12 miles off shore rather than 10. But the coast is not straight so for example Christchurch Bay cliffs would be just over 9 miles away.

The entire Bournemouth Coast Path as well as the Swanage-Sandbanks SW Coast Path and the Pennington Marshes will have views of the turbines.

The power will be brought inland at Taddiford Gap and run underground by way of Hordle and Tiptoe to Avon Tyrrell in the Avon Valley.

EDF and its partner Eneco promoting the Navitus wind farm have now produced 3D models to indicate how the view. However the Challenge Navitus opposition group claim that the images are misleading and is now making available its own images.

The rival images can be seen online:

Navitus

Challenge Navitus

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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