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Dorset MPs take wind farm fight to David Cameron  

Credit:  Melanie Vass | Daily Echo | 11 July 2015 | www.bournemouthecho.co.uk ~~

Five Dorset MPs took their anti wind farm arguments straight to the top and put their case directly to Prime Minister David Cameron.

Bournemouth’s two MPs Conor Burns and Tobias Ellwood, Christchurch MP Christopher Chope, South Dorset MP Richard Drax and the new Mid Dorset and North Poole MP Michael Tomlinson had a 25 minute meeting with the Prime Minister.

Afterwards, Mr Burns said he was confident they had made the most of their last real chance to try and make their collective voice heard before a decision is made on the controversial wind farm application in September.

Mr Burns said: “Obviously the Prime Minister started the meeting by saying he could listen to us but couldn’t really respond because any decision could be subject to judicial review.

“But we were able to make a number of points to him, mainly about the potential impact on tourism, about the economic impact on jobs and the fact that we told the developer at the beginning that providing there was very little visual impact we would not oppose it but they have chosen a development closer to shore and with a high visual impact.”

He said they also stressed that the level of public objections to the Navitus proposal was higher than for any other offshore wind farm that had gone through and that they believed the Government could meet its renewable offshore target without Navitus.

“We were keen to point out that we had all stood at the last election on platforms of opposition to this and we were looking to him to help us fulfil those promises,” he said.

“He was very receptive, he very much understood the points we were making.”

The Daily Echo’s acting editor, Andy Martin, quizzed Mr Cameron on a visit to Lytchett during the election campaign in April.

Source:  Melanie Vass | Daily Echo | 11 July 2015 | www.bournemouthecho.co.uk

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