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 of high shipping and boating activity
- Coastal ecology sensitive to micro-climate change
- Home to sea-bird colonies and marine mammals
Who do you write to?
STEP 1: WRITE to Navitus Bay Development Ltd, Units 3&4 Athena Court, Tachbrook Park, Warwick CV34 6RT, email@example.com during the formal public consultation period, Feb 1st – April 5th 2013. You must WRITE AGAIN about this new proposal if you want your opinion to influence the final decision. Clearly state “I support” or “I object”.
STEP 2: WRITE (or copy your email / letter) to your MP at House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA and local County/Borough/District Councillors, they can influence the outcome of the planning application that the developers will seek; include your address to show that you are a constituent/resident. – They can influence the outcome of the planning application that the developers will seek.
Richard Drax, MP South Dorset Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
Annette Brooke, MP Mid Dorset and Poole North email@example.com
Robert Syms, MP Poole firstname.lastname@example.org
Conor Burns, MP Bournemouth West email@example.com
Tobias Ellwood, MP Bournemouth East firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Chope, MP Christchurch email@example.com
Bob Walter, MP North Dorset firstname.lastname@example.org
Julian Lewis, MP New Forest East, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
Desmond Swayne, MP New Forest West email@example.com
Andrew Turner, MP Isle of Wight mail@islandMP.com
To find your MP’s name, enter your postcode at www.theyworkforyou.com
STEP 3: WRITE to Dorset County Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ and, your local Councillor if you are in the following Districts/Borough:
Purbeck District Council, Westport House, Worgret Road, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4PP
East Dorset District Council, Furzehill, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 4HN
To find your Councillors’ names
STEP 4: WRITE to bodies that can influence this decision:
Natural England, Natural England, 2nd Floor, Cornwell House, 15 Andover Road, Winchester, SO23 7BT firstname.lastname@example.org
RSPB, SW Regional Office, Keble House, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon EX1 1NT
The National Trust, Eastleigh Court Bishopstrow, Warminster, BA12 9HW email@example.com
Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Spring PLace, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1EG firstname.lastname@example.org
The Royal Yachting Association, RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Hants, SO31 4YA email@example.com
Challenge Navitus and the Purbeck Society are community-based groups, both organisations represent a broad body of opinion, neither supports any political party nor is anti-windpower.
Date of Navitus Bay Exhibition as part of the consolation process: Catholic Hall, Swanage 2pm-8pm Wednesday 13th February.
For dates for exhibitions in other areas, see February Gazette p23
PLEASE WRITE to protect this beautiful coastline