No offshore wind farm for Lyme Bay

PUBLISHED: 14:10 21 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:29 15 June 2010

THE Government has ruled out any proposals for an offshore wind farm in Lyme Bay.

THE Government has ruled out any proposals for an offshore wind farm in Lyme Bay.Local councillor Stuart Hughes, who opposed the wind farm suggestion earlier this year, told the Herald: "I wasn't in favour of Lyme Bay being considered as there was too much at stake environmentally with the World Heritage Site Jurrasic Coast and other designations. "Lyme Bay is a virtual port and is used as a shelterby ships in stormy weather a wind farm would have been a danger and any ship colliding with an off shore wind turbine could very well see a serious pollution incident occurring which would spell disaster for our tourism economy."I therefore welcome this news, which I heard about last Friday afternoon at a meeting of the Devon Sea Fisheries Committee."I also believe that there were objections from the Navy, who use Lyme Bay for training purposes.


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