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 →
53 Members and Friends boarded the Blue Funnel Ship at Southampton for a cruise down the Solent to Cowes on the Isle of Wight. View a selection of pictures from the Solent Cruise 2013continue 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.
Please find attached the minutes from Hengisbury Residents' Association general meeting 7 November 2012. Navitus Bay wind company presentation.continue reading →
These three proposed developments proposed for the Osborne Road/Townsend Road/Cobblers Lane area follow on from that application granted on appeal for PA 6/2010/0302, Land adjacent to Rotary Cottage allowed on Appeal. While these are separate applications, the Society takes the view that the overall impact that the three proposals would have on the area, should be considered in relation to each other, together with that of the earlier, allowed, Rotary Cottage scheme.