West Wight Wind Farm June 2012 update
The environmental team at RYA House are in regular contact with Eneco and the other Round 3 developers. It is largely due to their input into development of wind farms around the country that a number of design factors have been agreed which will make them a little easier to live with.
These include a minimum rotor clearance of 22m (above sea level), 1km spacing and no restrictions of navigation through them once in operation. This contrasts with, for instance, Holland and Denmark where they are strict no-go zones.
The RYA has opposed this specific site because of the potential impact upon recreational boating. There is a lot of local opposition and two local authorities have opposed the siting of a met mast in the bay to gather data for the final application.
The Southern Region Committee has had a lot of contact from boaters who are very concerned about the impact of this scheme and we need to consider the best approach to canvassing views and presenting our objections, if that represents the broad regional opinion.
To add your views, contact Malcolm Palmer on 01202 770511 Malcolm.email@example.com.
Article Published: March 15, 2012 15:03
Article Updated: January 18, 2013 12:50
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