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Wind turbine noise fears

A PLAN to put a wind turbine in the grounds of a rural school has run out of puff amid concerns it will create too much noise. ...Peter Evans, the council's director of public protection, has expressed doubts over the plan. He is concerned about the noise the turbine would make and the possible health effects. The council's planning committee has now delayed a decision for a site visit. In his report to the committee, Mr Evans said: "The background noise level at the school site is such that we believe the turbine will cause sleep disturbance to local residents during the night."

A PLAN to put a wind turbine in the grounds of a rural school has run out of puff amid concerns it will create too much noise.

Education officials in the Vale of Glamorgan want to erect the 18 metre tall turbine in the grounds of Llangan Primary School.

They say the scheme is in line with the Welsh Assembly Government's policies on using sustainable and renewable resources.

The turbine would generate enough power to provide all the energy needs at the recently expanded school.

But Peter Evans, the council's director of public protection, has expressed doubts over the plan.

He is concerned about the noise the turbine would make and the possible health effects.

The council's planning committee has now delayed a decision for a site visit.

In his report to the committee, Mr Evans said: "The background noise level at the school site is such that we believe the turbine will cause sleep disturbance to local residents during the night."

He said there were also health and safety concerns about placing the turbine in the school's play area.

In his report, Rob Quick, director of environmental regeneration, said the mast could be... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

A PLAN to put a wind turbine in the grounds of a rural school has run out of puff amid concerns it will create too much noise.

Education officials in the Vale of Glamorgan want to erect the 18 metre tall turbine in the grounds of Llangan Primary School.

They say the scheme is in line with the Welsh Assembly Government's policies on using sustainable and renewable resources.

The turbine would generate enough power to provide all the energy needs at the recently expanded school.

But Peter Evans, the council's director of public protection, has expressed doubts over the plan.

He is concerned about the noise the turbine would make and the possible health effects.

The council's planning committee has now delayed a decision for a site visit.

In his report to the committee, Mr Evans said: "The background noise level at the school site is such that we believe the turbine will cause sleep disturbance to local residents during the night."

He said there were also health and safety concerns about placing the turbine in the school's play area.

In his report, Rob Quick, director of environmental regeneration, said the mast could be seen from the surrounding area.

He said: "In order to provide the school's energy requirements, a mast of this size is necessary.

"An acceptable balance must be made between the visual impact of the proposal, the fact that the school will generate its own energy and the long-term environmental benefits of such developments."

He said conditions could be attached to ensure minimal disturbance to residents.

 


Source: http://icwales.icnetwork.co...

OCT 18 2007
https://www.windaction.org/posts/11499-wind-turbine-noise-fears
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