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Residents unhappy with turbine

It is claimed the turbine in the grounds of Winscombe Woodborough Primary School gives out a constant whirring and has been christened Chinook by neighbours. David Egremont, who lives near the school, said: "The noise is not very pleasant at the best of times but when the wind comes from the east, as has happened frequently in recent months, then it becomes a constant annoyance.

Concerns have been voiced by a resident over a nearby school's wind turbine.

It is claimed the turbine in the grounds of Winscombe Woodborough Primary School gives out a constant whirring and has been christened Chinook by neighbours.

David Egremont, who lives near the school, said: "The noise is not very pleasant at the best of times but when the wind comes from the east, as has happened frequently in recent months, then it becomes a constant annoyance.

"We like to sleep with our window open but that has not been possible lately if we want a good night's sleep."

Mr Egremont also claimed only two days notice had been given to residents of the intention to build the turbine.

Other residents said that unless they had children at the school there was no communication, even to those who backed onto the playing field.

Headteacher Linda Grogan said: "All the people in the locality would have been informed by planning officers when we went through the proper procedure. That's when they would have had a say."

Two letters of objection were sent to North Somerset Council when the planning application went in.

The headteacher said at the turbine's recent... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

Concerns have been voiced by a resident over a nearby school's wind turbine.

It is claimed the turbine in the grounds of Winscombe Woodborough Primary School gives out a constant whirring and has been christened Chinook by neighbours.

David Egremont, who lives near the school, said: "The noise is not very pleasant at the best of times but when the wind comes from the east, as has happened frequently in recent months, then it becomes a constant annoyance.

"We like to sleep with our window open but that has not been possible lately if we want a good night's sleep."

Mr Egremont also claimed only two days notice had been given to residents of the intention to build the turbine.

Other residents said that unless they had children at the school there was no communication, even to those who backed onto the playing field.

Headteacher Linda Grogan said: "All the people in the locality would have been informed by planning officers when we went through the proper procedure. That's when they would have had a say."

Two letters of objection were sent to North Somerset Council when the planning application went in.

The headteacher said at the turbine's recent official opening that the majority of people supported the £31,000 grant-funded venture.


Source: http://www.thisissomerset.c...

JAN 30 2009
https://www.windaction.org/posts/18822-residents-unhappy-with-turbine
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