Navitus Bay mulls turbine options

The wind farm is visible from the Isle of Wight's western tip

The wind farm is visible from the Isle of Wight's western tip

The developer of the £3.5bn ($5.6bn) Navitus Bay wind farm says any future changes to the project plan may involve its turbines – but not its location in the waters off southern England.

The Navitus Bay project company is engaged in a fourth and final round of consultation before it submits a consent application to the UK Planning Inspectorate in early 2014.

The developer has not ruled out a further reduction in the number of turbines used on the project.

The maximum was reduced from 333 to 218 last December, following earlier public consultation rounds.

At that stage the project’s boundaries were also shifted about 3km further from the Dorset towns of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

A Navitus Bay spokeswoman tells Recharge that any further changes “will all be done within the Log in to read complete article.

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