New batch of Navitus Bay public exhibitions, same material

Eight more informal public drop-in surgeries are being held by the Navitus Bay team about its proposals for an offshore wind park.

The three hour drop in surgeries will be held across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

These informal sessions follow the Phrase Three public exhibitions held in February and provide another opportunity for people to learn about the plans and ask the project team any questions that they might have.

The proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park is located off the Dorset and

Hampshire coast and to the west of the Isle of Wight; the development

area will cover an area of approximately 67 sq miles (175 square

kilometres).

Subject to planning and gaining consent, construction could start in

2017 with the first wind turbines starting to generate energy by 2020. A

fully operational wind park is anticipated in 2020/2021.

Mike Unsworth, project director for Navitus Bay Development Limited, said: ‘Navitus Bay is committed to comprehensive consultation and ensuring that the local community is provided with as many opportunities as possible to access information on the proposed wind park.

‘Now people have had a chance to consider our plans, the surgeries provide a further occasion for them to ask the project team questions and collect project information.

‘No new material will be displayed.

‘Phrase Three consultation continues until Friday 5 April and we would encourage as many as possible to make their views known. Project information is currently displayed in public libraries and on our website where you can complete an online consultation form.

All sessions are open to the public and will be held at the following venues:

  • 27 March, 9am – 12pm West Moors Pavilion, Fryer Field, Bond Avenue, West Moor

  • 27 March, 2pm – 5pm Riviera Suite, Menzies Carlton Hotel, East Overcliff Grove Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset

  • 28 March, 9am – 12pm St Edwards Church Hall, Victoria Avenue, Swanage

  • 28 March, 2pm – 5pm Room 3B, RNLI College, West Quay Road, Poole

  • 3 April, 9am – 12pm noon New Milton Town Council – Town Hall, 2 Ashley Road, New Milton

  • 3 April, 2pm – 5pm Main Hall – Portfield Community Hall, Portfield Road, Christchurch

  • 4 April, 9am – 12pm Lymington Community Centre, Fuller-McLellan Hall, New Street, Lymington

  • 4 April, 2pm – 5pm Phase 3 Lounge, The Riverside Centre. The Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight

Anyone with enquires relating to the drop in surgeries or Navitus Bay’s proposals can get in touch with the team on its dedicated community information line (9am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday) 0800 008 6763 or email info@navitusbay.com

To find out more about the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park visit www.navitusbaywindpark.co.uk