Don't miss your chance to comment on the Navitus Bay Wind Park proposal

There is still time to have a say on a proposed wind farm for the South Coast of England before the public consultation closes on 11 October.

The Navitus Bay Wind Park, if given the go ahead, would be located off the Dorset and Hampshire coasts, to the west of the Isle of Wight. 

The project is being

proposed by Navitus Bay Development Ltd (NBDL).

Project director Mike Unsworth said: ‘We encourage all those with an interest in the proposals to take the time to look at consultation

documents at home and comment on the findings before the end of the

consultation on 11 October.’

Find the consultation documents at http://bit.ly/IGQcVM

A group campaigning against the proposed windfarm has produced a new range of videos showing how the turbines will

look from key points along the coastline.

Challenge Navitus spokesman Dr Andrew

Langley said: ‘We hope the videos will give people a clearer idea of the

impact this huge development will have on our coastline.’

The new videos feature simulated views of the proposed

windfarm from Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, Sandbanks, Studland, Ballard Down,

Swanage, Durlston and Worth Matravers and incorporate changes made by NBDL

since the original scheme was launched.

They can be viewed on www.challengenavitus.org.uk

Dr Langley added: ‘Visual impact is just one of many damaging effects Navitus

Bay would have on our region, but it is a critically important one.

‘We encourage everyone to take part in

this last stage of consultation before NBDL applies for consent.

‘This is certainly not a ‘done deal’, so make your views

known in writing now, before it is too late.’

Another Challenge Navitus spokesman said it was interesting to view the Shipfinder website on the first night of the Fastnet Race and to compare it to the proposed windfarm location.

Pictures: A still from a Challenge Navitus new video and a file pic of a wind farm, the Shipfinder screen grab and map of the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park area.