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Couple driven out by noisy wind turbines sue for £380,000

Couple driven out by noisy turbines sue for £380,000 A couple who quit their farmhouse thanks to the "deafening roar" of wind turbines are claiming £380,000 damages. Jane and Julian Davis, 45, said they have "lost everything" since eight turbines were built 930 yards away four years ago.

Couple driven out by noisy turbines sue for 380,000

A couple who quit their farmhouse thanks to the "deafening roar" of wind turbines are claiming 380,000 damages.

Jane and Julian Davis, 45, said they have "lost everything" since eight turbines were built 930 yards away four years ago.

They now pay 1,000 a month to rent a home, claiming the swooshing can hit 66 decibels - the limit is 35db - and J makes it impossible to sleep. Jane, 54, said: "This is a last resort after years of being ignored. All we are asking is, please stop the noise."

She said their house near Deeping St Nicholas, Lincs, has lost 150,000 in value. In a landmark case, they are suing neighbours and two firms and calling for the wind farm to go.

The High Court action could pave the way for other claims with one in five of 255 farms receiving noise complaints.

But a neighbour of the couple said: "Nobody has heard the humming except them." Owners EDF Energy and Fenland Green Power Co-op yesterday declined to comment.

Couple driven out by noisy turbines sue for £380,000

A couple who quit their farmhouse thanks to the "deafening roar" of wind turbines are claiming £380,000 damages.

Jane and Julian Davis, 45, said they have "lost everything" since eight turbines were built 930 yards away four years ago.

They now pay £1,000 a month to rent a home, claiming the swooshing can hit 66 decibels - the limit is 35db - and J makes it impossible to sleep. Jane, 54, said: "This is a last resort after years of being ignored. All we are asking is, please stop the noise."

She said their house near Deeping St Nicholas, Lincs, has lost £150,000 in value. In a landmark case, they are suing neighbours and two firms and calling for the wind farm to go.

The High Court action could pave the way for other claims with one in five of 255 farms receiving noise complaints.

But a neighbour of the couple said: "Nobody has heard the humming except them." Owners EDF Energy and Fenland Green Power Co-op yesterday declined to comment.


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APR 19 2010
https://www.windaction.org/posts/25757-couple-driven-out-by-noisy-wind-turbines-sue-for-380-000
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