Hundreds attend Navitus Bay seafront demonstration in Swanage
Hundreds attended a demonstration against a proposed £3bn wind turbines project which took place in Swanage this morning.
About 300 people gathered along the seafront at 11am to oppose the Navitus Bay Wind Park which could see 218 turbines built off the Jurassic Coast.
Spokeswoman Charlie Sanderson said they were concerned about "visual, environmental and economic damage" to the Unesco World Heritage Site.
Supporters of the scheme also attended the peaceful protest.
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The proposed wind farm would be located off the Dorset and Hampshire coast and to the west of the Isle of Wight.
Eneco Wind UK Ltd (Eneco) and EDF Energy, which will install the turbines, claim the scheme could generate enough electricity for the domestic needs of 790,000 average UK households.
A planning application will be made in February 2014. Construction could start in 2017 with the first wind turbines generating energy by 2020.