How to register your feelings about the Navitus Wind Farm

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, 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
Annette Brooke, MP Mid Dorset and Poole North
Robert Syms, MP Poole
Conor Burns, MP Bournemouth West
Tobias Ellwood, MP Bournemouth East

Christopher Chope, MP Christchurch
Bob Walter, MP North Dorset
Julian Lewis, MP New Forest East, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Desmond Swayne, MP New Forest West
Andrew Turner, MP Isle of Wight

To find your MP’s name, enter your postcode at

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
RSPB, SW Regional Office, Keble House, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon EX1 1NT
The National Trust, Eastleigh Court Bishopstrow, Warminster, BA12 9HW
Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Spring PLace, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1EG
The Royal Yachting Association, RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Hants, SO31 4YA

For more addresses, information, visualisations, and reasons to challenge this proposal, see and the Purbeck Society website at

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