[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

We’ll produce new images of wind farm – but only if new guidelines tell us to, say Navitus 

Credit:  By Melanie Vass | Daily Echo | 2nd July 2013 | www.bournemouthecho.co.uk ~~

The developer proposing to construct a wind farm off the Dorset coast has said it will consider producing revised images, if new draft guidance is adopted.

Navitus Bay Development Ltd (NBDL) insists it is right to produce its visualisations according to Scottish Natural Heritage’s recommendations from 2006, which it says is recognised as best practice.

But Scottish Natural Heritage has recently published a draft revision that calls for images at the scale used by wind farm opponents Challenge Navitus.

Dr Andrew Langley, of Challenge Navitus, said: “While visual impact is just one issue, this wind farm would have a very significant effect on our seascape, so it is important to know how it might look.

“At the moment, only our website challengenavitus.org.uk has reference images of the radical proposal in line with the latest developments in guidance.

“It’s up to NBDL to follow suit.

“We are concerned that many people may already have been swayed by images that do not give a proper perception of scale and distance.”

Mike Unsworth, project director of Navitus Bay, said: “As a responsible developer, Navitus Bay has always produced visualisations in accordance with industry standards.”

He said they would continue to follow the 2006 recommendations until revised guidance was formally published, when they would review their approach and produce a new set of photomontages “if appropriate”.

“To date Challenge Navitus has refused to produce visualisations that comply fully with industry standards and in fact has disputed their validity,” he said.

“In the interests of openness, we would urge them to do as we have done and adopt the current standards in both the development and production of their images.”

Source:  By Melanie Vass | Daily Echo | 2nd July 2013 | www.bournemouthecho.co.uk

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky