As Swanage residents will be aware, the consultation period for the Local Plan is in progress, with leaflets outlining various options for housing sites, town centre development and the seafront. The Society has submitted a detailed response, summarised below, to the Consultation on the Plan, which runs until 2027. We consider the Plan to be of vital importance to the controlled development that is bound to take place in Swanage and Purbeck in this period. However, the Swanage Local Plan must fit with the Purbeck District Plan adopted in 2012, after the earlier…continue reading →
NAVITUS WIND PARK - OBJECTION In response to the Phase Four Community Consultation, The Purbeck Society, after due consideration of the current proposals, sees nothing in them to reverse our previously expressed opposition. We therefore, submit herewith the Society’s formal objection to the current proposals with our comments arising from the latest round of consultation exhibitions, together with a resume of the points made previously which we consider to be equally valid now.
There was an interesting article in the Independent last week (27th August 2013). Plans for future wind farms in Britain could be in jeopardy after a United Nations legal tribunal ruled that the UK Government acted illegally by denying the public decision-making powers over their approval and the “necessary information” over their benefits or adverse effects. The new ruling, agreed by a United Nations committee in Geneva, calls into question the legal validity of any further planning consent for all future wind-farm developments based on current policy, both onshore and offshore. The United…continue reading →
Wind Farm update! By David Gerry Members will recall that at the AGM, by a large majority, it was agreed that our Society should continue to monitor and if appropriate object to the windfarm that is proposed for Navitus Bay, lying off our coast. Further, members agreed that the writer should continue to represent the society at meetings of the steering group of the Poole and Christchurch Bay Association (PCBA). I can report that NBDL, the French and Dutch consortium that are proposing to build the wind farm, will present their final proposals…continue reading →
Application to designate the Dorset AONB as a National Park. On behalf of the Purbeck Society, I am pleased to write in support of this application.
NAVITUS BAY WIND FARM PROPOSAL PUBLIC MEETING ARRANGED BY BOURNEMOUTH COUNCILLORS 1.30 PM 23 MARCH 2013 ROYAL BATH HOTEL, BOURNEMOUTH MEETING REPORTcontinue reading →
THE PURBECK SOCIETY www.purbecksociety.co.uk Affiliated to the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Chairman : Michael Stollery, Dip Arch, RIBA Please reply to : 52 Victoria Avenue Swanage BH19 1AP Navitus Bay Developments Ltd Units 3&4 Athena Court Tashbrook Park Warwick CV34 6RT Dear Sirs NAVITUS WIND PARK - OBJECTION In response to the Phase Three Community Consultation, The Purbeck Society, after due consideration of the revised proposals, submits its formal objection to them and lists below the reasons for doing so. The Purbeck Society, a community based group with over 350 members,…continue reading →
How do you register your feelings about this windfarm? Some points you may want to cover, in your own words: Embedded in a valuable national asset with an economy supported by its natural beauty & the sea Overlooked by two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a National Park Close to England’s only natural World Heritage Site Closer than government recommendations for coasts of high sensitivity Closer than similar developments in Europe In the mouth of a bay rimmed by hills and cliffs On an important international bird migration route In an area…continue reading →
The demo took place on Sunday morning 13th January at 11 am at Swanage. It was well supported and obtained both TV and newspaper coverage. The aim was to keep pressure on Navitus and bring the protest against the windfarm to a wider audience. Bill Trite Swanage Town Council Mayor and Richard Drax (our local MP) attended to give their support. Charlie Sanderson led the protest. As can be seen from the photos we had a good turnout with an estimate of approx 2000 against the proposed windfarm. Friends of the Earth turned…continue reading →
We felt it would be a good idea to provide this update after an active year opposing the wind farm scheme and before the next formal consultation in February. It is being sent to the Residents' Associations (RAs), the HENRA committee, Challenge Navitus (CN), some MPs, councillors and council officers.