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Captain’s warning over wind farm development  

Credit:  Energy FM | 19 Mar 2014 | www.energyfm.net ~~

If wind farm developers get their way the Isle of Man’s residents and tourists are guaranteed to feel the effects.

That’s according to the captain of the Ben-my-Chree who says the impact of the proposed Walney extension, and other large development areas, will be damaging.

Yesterday the UK Planning Inspectorate heard from a number of interested parties as part of a planning hearing over proposals for developments in the Irish Sea.

If the plans get the go-ahead the Steam Packet says its routes could be seriously disrupted and may even become risky in bad weather.

Captain Alan Albiston says it could seriously disrupt the Heysham route:

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Source:  Energy FM | 19 Mar 2014 | www.energyfm.net

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