Explosive Letter From UNESCO Warns Dorset Wind Farm Could Compromise World Heritage Status

Quixotes Last Stand

  • Proposed wind farm would place 194 turbines off the Jurassic Coast
  • Letter warns turbines will obscure view of the Isle of Wight
  • UNESCO review found project would have a ‘significant impact’ on the site

UNESCO has warned that plans for a wind farm of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast could compromise its status as a World Heritage Site.

The organisation has waded into the row over a controversial wind farm, writing an explosive letter to Whitehall outlining serious concerns about the project.

UNESCO also stressed that Britain could be in breach of the World Heritage Convention, which dictates that individual countries have a duty to ensure the ‘identification, protection, conservation and presentation’ of their World Heritage Site.

The director of UNESCO ends the letter by urging the relevant authorities to take the comments into account when deciding to grant the wind farm permission.

While it wasn’t outlined in the letter, some experts…

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