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
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In the mouth of a bay rimmed by hills and cliffs
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On an important international bird migration route
  • In an area of high shipping and boating activity
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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, info@navitusbay.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.drax.mp@parliament.uk
Annette Brooke, MP Mid Dorset and Poole North info@middorsetlibdems.org.uk
Robert Syms, MP Poole guyn@parliament.uk
Conor Burns, MP Bournemouth West conor.burns.mp@parliament.uk
Tobias Ellwood, MP Bournemouth East tobias.ellwood.mp@parliament.uk

Christopher Chope, MP Christchurch office@christchurchconservatives.com
Bob Walter, MP North Dorset walterr@parliament.uk
Julian Lewis, MP New Forest East, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Desmond Swayne, MP New Forest West nfwca@btconnect.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

www.dorsetforyou.com/councillors
www.bournemouth.gov.uk/CouncilDemocracy/Councillors
www.boroughofpoole.com/councillors/
www3.hants.gov.uk/yourcountycouncillors/findyourcouncillor.htm

STEP 4: WRITE to bodies that can influence this decision:

Natural England, Natural England, 2nd Floor, Cornwell House, 15 Andover Road, Winchester, SO23 7BT enquiries@naturalengland.org.uk
RSPB, SW Regional Office, Keble House, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon EX1 1NT
The National Trust, Eastleigh Court Bishopstrow, Warminster, BA12 9HW sw.customerenquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk
Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Spring PLace, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1EG graham.proctor@mcga.gov.uk
The Royal Yachting Association, RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Hants, SO31 4YA stuart.carruthers@rya.org.uk

For more addresses, information, visualisations, and reasons to challenge this proposal, see www.challengenavitus.org.uk and the Purbeck Society website at www.purbecksociety.co.uk

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