Phase three of the Navitus Bay Wind Park consultation is underway

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) wil be hosting an information evening on the latest proposals for the Navitus Bay Wind Park.

The event, held at Chichester Yacht Club on Thursday 14 February from 7.30pm, will provide insight on what the scheme would look like and how the wind farm planning process works.

RYA cruising manager Stuart Carruthers and RYA cruising, legal and Government affairs manager Gus Lewis will be in attendance to give the organisation’s views on the scheme.

The event is open to friends of the club, all interested sailors and their guests.

The club’s restaurant and bar will be open from 6pm for those requiring refreshment before the meeting.

Navitus Bay Development Limited, the developer of the proposed
Navitus Bay Wind Park, has announced the latest round (phase 3) of their
pre-application public consultation from 1 February to 5 April 2013.

Following similar information evenings in Poole and Lymington, the
RYA has been asked by Chichester Yacht Club to present information
regarding the proposed development to their club members and other
sailors wishing to attend.

Navitus Bay Development Limited has been holding a series of public exhibitions about its latest plans for the wind park – which is now smaller and further out to sea.

  • The next session will be held today, Tuesday 12 February, at Christchurch Council Chambers, Bridge Street, Christchurch, from 2pm to 8pm.
  • This will be followed by an event tomorrow, Wednesday 13 February, at St Edwards Church Hall, Victoria Avenue, Swanage, from 2pm to 8pm.

In December, it was announced that the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park
in Poole Bay has been reduced from 333 to 218 turbines while the
distance of the nearest turbine to Hengistbury Head had increased from
13.5km to 16.41km.

Visit the Navitus Bay Development Limited website.

Find out more about the RYA’s views on Offshore Wind Energy here.