Navitus Bay Wind Park
I want to know if your organisation has granted them planning permission yet to erect their proposed meteorological mast in Poole Bay. As Navitus Bay have in the past promised to keep members of the public informed of developments, their failure to respond in this case is not in keeping with this undertaking.
Dear Ms Chennell
Thank you for your query received on the 19 August 2013 concerning the proposed meteorological mast in Poole Bay.
The Planning Inspectorate on behalf of the Secretary of State will determine, if submitted and accepted for examination, the proposed Navitus Bay Offshore Wind Farm. The proposed meteorological mast does not fall within the threshold for Planning Act 2008 regime and therefore will not be determined by the Planning Inspectorate.
I can however confirm that the proposed meteorological mast application is to be decided by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). Therefore I advise that you contact the organisation directly for progress of the planning application for the proposed mast.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further queries on the information set out above or the process by which the Navitus Bay Offshore Wind Farm proposal, if formally submitted, will be determined.