Off Maughold Head!


Unrealised potential lies in the seas off Maughold Head some outfit according to government want to site a massive wind farm there and we’ll get millions (5 no less) every year if they go ahead. Well I hope who ever negotiates this deal are betting at striking a bargain than the OFT did with Manx Gas!

But hang on we’ve been here before – no not with wind farms – if every one of them planned for the Irish Sea had gone ahead you wouldn’t be able to sail a boat on it.

No remember about eight years ago it was aggregate! The DTI (as it was then) even got as far as licensing aggregate extraction in a vast box of seabed not to far from where this new venture is planned.

In hindsight it’s a good job the aggregate extraction never went ahead it would have been one hell of a job getting all those wind turbines hoisted into place with dredging going on all around them.

Still the Manx government like to think big and of course it provides a couple of minutes of air time on Manx Radio.

I wonder what the next scheme will be off Maughold Head?

Issued by: The Celtic News



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