A special meeting has been taking place in Poole today over plans for a giant windfarm off the Dorset coast. It's been a last chance for people to comment about the Navitus Bay project before the council decides whether to support the scheme.
The three billion pound windfarm would include nearly 200 turbines, each 200 metres high. It would be located 13 miles off Poole and 11 miles from the Needles.
But there are major concerns over the windfarm's impact on tourism and the environment. As Richard Slee reports.
A meeting to discuss plans for a wind farm off the Dorset coast could be one of the largest ever. Organised by Bournemouth Council.
It's thought more than one thousand people will attend on Saturday to hear from both supporters and critics of the Navitus Bay proposal. If it went ahead it would see more than one hundred and ninety turbines in the Solent.
The first phase of the world's largest offshore windfarm is up and running. The final turbine at the London Array in the Thames Estuary has now been commissioned which means that all of them are exporting power to the national grid.
With all turbines now exporting power to the national grid, London Array is expected to produce enough green electricity to power nearly half a million homes a year.
Plans for a windfarm off the Sussex coast have moved a step closer. Energy company Eon which is proposing to build the site says it has listened to concerns from local residents and environmental groups and has changed the design. The revised proposals have been on display in Brighton.
Local residents will be able to have a say on the revised plans by visiting the website.
Charlotte Wilkins has been talking to Steve Ankers from the South Downs Society and Chris Tomlinson, the development manager.