Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wind farm

Should the proposed windfarm be placed in a position that would create less visual impact than the existing scheme? View the link above to see Dr Andrew Langley's proposal.

For information on the next phase of the consultation schedule, see: http://tinyurl.com/3z4okhf

To see Eneco's proposal and to make comments to them: http://www.navitusbaywindpark.co.uk/ [However, I couldn't find a way on their site of making any comments by email: just by phone or snail mail — presumably they want to discourage communication!]


Anonymous said...

Qu1: As we can hardly ever see the IoW, will this be particularly visible?

Qu2: Wind farms are actually quite beautiful in their own right. The landscape that we now see has been created over 100's of 000's of years by nature and tormented by us for a few 1000. A beautiful patchwork of fields is merely testimony to our need to survive and make a profit. Wind farms can be our testimony to 'let's stop wasting our natural resources and use them construcyively, whilst making a profit'.

Anonymous said...



Sorry y'all!

Anonymous said...

'can hardly ever see the IOW' ? I think you should go to Specsavers.

Anonymous said...

Just watched Coast on BBC2. This programme featured windfarms off Denmark. Dick Strawbridge the eco-enthusiast/presenter visited a windfarm and we saw the construction of the turbines. Interesting stuff. Fantastic science harnessing the wind to create sustainable power. The Danish windfarm was 10 miles out "in the middle of the sea". Not sure that it was located near a world heritage site/coastline. I expect there are some sections of the British coast which are not World Heritage sites/coastlines where these windfarms are best suited. Much of Scotland perhaps.

Furthermore, is there any evidence that the windfarm will be a silent operation or will the good burghers (and countless tourists) have to bear with the swooshing of blades, all out of sync in a low, moaning hum type noise. And unlike the drunks in the Lower High Street this noise may not go away.......it will be 24/7 when the wind prevails.

Just a thought. Now I must sign up to that green energy tariff.

Anonymous said...

What is the local CPRE group (Purbeck Society) views on the windfarm ??

DART (Dorset Against Rural Turbines)?? What is their view about this wind farm out to sea.

David Furmage said...

Wind farms are not the way forward in my opinion. For me it would be tidal energy that interests me. And with 3 different tides at peveril point meeting up surely getting energy from this would be better and have less of an envoirmental impact .

Anonymous said...

Good grief!

You cannot tuck windfarms out of sight!


Anonymous said...

Wind Farm - An Issue That Won't Blow Over.

Thank you, i'm here all week, try the chicken, please tip your waitress etc etc.

Anonymous said...

Councillor William Trite swanabase.w@virgin.net
Councillor Mike Lovell m.j.lovell@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Richard Drax MP Richard.drax.mp@parliament.uk


FIRSTLY, all the marine life, from dolphins to seahorses will not be able to withstand or tolerate the shock waves from the pile driving to set the 270 turbines in the sea bed.

The hammering of the pile driving travels for circa 20 miles, especially through water. The marine life will all move out, if they have the stamina, those who don’t, like seahorses will perish. So much for all the environmental protection from the yachts mooring in Studland.

SECONDLY, the 810 blades of the turbines will give off sonic sound vortices, (like the blades of a helicopter), the result being a maelstrom of noise in the air.

THIRDLY; how is the power/electricity delivered to the shore? Has it already been converted through an ‘inverter’ to AC from DC, or will that take place onshore giving off a low frequency hum through the ground ?

FOURTHLY; the migrating birds will get thrashed by the blades of the turbines when they migrate across the Channel from Swanage to Cherbourg.

FIFTHLY; ferries and shipping going into Poole will have to circumnavigate the Wind Farm thereby extending their travel time and probably causing them to go to Portland instead.

SIXTH; will local residents be compensated if they become victims of the noises from the wind Farm, both during construction and low frequency noise from the blades and inverters?

SEVENTH; if complaints are made what action will be taken by the authorities and what enforcement will be set in place, would they be able to bring about the cessation of the project, even when it is completed ?

EIGHTH ; will those whose properties and lives are affected by the degradation of our environment and amenities be compensated, (Council Tax reduction, or lower electric cost)?

David Furmage said...

This is a good read if you got some time :)


Anonymous said...

Negative Economics see:-

DAILY MAIL Friday 16th September 2011

“Are you winding my up ?
HALF the time they sit motionless, but this week when the tail-end of Hurricane Katia bent tress at right angles across Britain, 13 wind farms had to close because they were generating too much electricity.

Enough energy to power Bristol was lost and the National Grid must now pay wind farm operators almost £2m. to compensate for the disconnection, which is higher than the going rate for the fuel.

Never forget, some genius in Whitehall came up with this energy plan. Well paid for it he was too.”

In view of the corruption of the environment, ecology and shore aspect I would ask our planners to justify the economics of the proposed wind farm off Purbeck in light of the above article.

Rob Owen ~ Swanage

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 18/9/11 1:24 PM

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