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Monstrous wind farm that will 'dwarf' the Isle of Wight:

Unesco threatens to withdraw World Heritage status from Jurassic Coast after plans to build 200 offshore turbines

  • The towers, spanning  area larger than Manchester, are proposed just nine miles off Dorset’s unique Jurassic Coast

  • Unesco insists £3.5bn (French energy giant EDF and Dutch firm Eneco) Navitus Bay development will ‘dominate’ area

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Urgent Action Required by June 23rd 2014

I know that a lot of you are concerned with the situation regarding the planned giant Navitus wind farm in Bournemouth Bay.
The wind farm would be 60 square miles in area, using 194 turbines each 50% taller than the London Eye, placed in a busy marine shipping area. When viewed from Bournemouth Beach they would appear almost twice as high as the Isle of Wight, as the closest turbines would be the same distance away and 200 metres high compared with the 111 metres highest point you can see to the left of the Needles. The closest turbines will be adjacent to urlston Head,
Swanage and the Jurassic Coast. The risk of a Torrey Canyon oil spill disaster over the 25 year life of the wind farm is very real from the 200 oil ankers that travel the English Channel every week.
UNESCO has written to the Government May 2014, and has implied it would remove the Heritage Status that was granted to us by them, the only coastal heritage site in the whole of the UK.
UNESCO did the same at Mont St Michel in France when a small wind farm was
planned adjacent, and it was stopped as it was said to be an unsuitable location for the

The forecast loss to tourism, predicts a 32% reduction in visitors, (figures provided by the wind farm company). There are 6 million visitors a year to Bournemouth alone, and a reduction of 1.9 million a year would be devastating to employment in the area.

There are noise and water pollution concerns during the 4-5 years it would take to build the enormous pilings and excavations of the seabed, 24 hours a day, maybe causing Bournemouth to lose its water quality Blue Flag. Ongoing operational noise and atmospheric changes that could create fogs in arm Southerly winds during the life of the wind farm.
There would be a 22 mile swathe cut through the New Forest the width of an 8 lane motorway on which no planting could then take place, destroying 3000 mature oak trees in the process.
The National Press are taking an interest now and exposing the reality.

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Un parc éolien monstrueux qui va pratiquement faire disparaitre de l'île de Wight:

L'Unesco menace de retirer le statut de patrimoine mondial de la côte jurassique suite aux plans de construction de 200 éoliennes offshore

Les tours, couvrant une zone plus grande que Manchester , sont prévues seulement à 14 kilomètres au large de la côte jurassique unique du Dorset

L' Unesco affirme que le projet de 3,5 milliards de livres de Navitus Bay du consortium franco Hollandais ( EDF /ENECO) va dominer complètement l'ensemble de la
zone concernée