Friday, 6 July 2012

Wind farm is rejected - a good day for Sandwich terns

Richard Powell, regional director for the National Trust on the decision to reject the application for a wind turbine array off the Norfolk Coast:

"Today's announcement to reject the Docking Shoal wind array is a good day for North Norfolk's important sandwich tern population. Although we support renewable energy sources in the appropriate place, we had deep concerns about the cumulative number of bird strikes that could have been caused by all three arrays going forward.

"It's also important from a seascape point of view for the people who live in or visit this beautiful area. The National Trust manages a significant proportion of the Norfolk coast for the benefit of people and wildlife.

"We will keep pressure on for effective monitoring of wildlife well-being as new arrays come on stream. Renewable energy for people is hugely important and something the National Trust is actively supporting but it needs to come with no cost to the natural environment."


For more press information please contact Nick Champion on 01284 747558 or e-mail

Notes to editors:

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