The developers behind the Navitus Bay wind farm plan have decided not to appeal the decision.
The offshore project for up to 121 turbines off Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight was rejected by the Department of Energy and Climate Change in September.
The developers have issued the following statement on its website: On 11 September 2015 the Department for Energy and Climate Change refused consent for the Navitus Bay wind park. After careful consideration, Navitus Bay has chosen not to challenge this decision.
We would like to thank the communities on the South Coast and all our stakeholders for their engagement throughout the project. We would also like to extend a thank you to the potential suppliers, who worked incredibly hard to inform our proposal.
It also added that the developers’ “extensive” research will be made available via the Crown Estate’s Marine Data Exchange.