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Navitus Bay Development Ltd has announced that it will scale back the proposed wind park in order to reduce its visual impact.
In response to feedback received from the public and statutory consultees during the final round of consultation last year, the developer will remove the northernmost part of the development – the ‘top triangle’ – which will move the site up to 3.8km further away from the shore. The development will now cover an area of 155 km², compared to 175 km² under the previous boundary. The maximum number of turbines that will be built, assuming the  use of the 5MW model, will fall from 218 to 194. If the wind park is granted development consent, with the new boundary it will have a maximum installed capacity of 970MW.
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