Off-shore windfarm debate rumbles on

For more than two years now, people have been picking sides in the furious debate over Navitus Bay which, if it existed now, would be the world's largest offshore wind farm.

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Hearing on Navitus Bay gets underway

Hearing on the proposed Navitus Bay windfarm gets underway Credit: ITV Meridian

Opposing sides in the debate over the proposed Navitus Bay windfarm are having their say to the government's Planning Inspectorate today.

An open-floor hearing at the Bournemouth International Centre is the first stage in the formal decision-making process.

The plan to build a huge windfarm off the Dorset and Isle of Wight coasts has support from green energy campaigners but is furiously opposed by many residents and some authorities on the south coast.

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