Articles filed under Impact on People from Europe

Families bid to sue wind farm operator

The seven families from Banteer claim they have been severely impacted, particularly through noise pollution, since the turbines began operating in Nov 2011. If the action is successful, it is expected to lead to a number of others on similar grounds. Already, cases are being prepared by householders in Wexford and Roscommon.
19 Mar 2013

Ill wind divides midlands

Plans to construct more than 2,000 wind turbines in the Midlands have already angered locals and will divide farmers. People are mobilising and getting ready to stand up to the plans, writes Michael Clifford
19 Mar 2013

Turbine firm tries to avoid TV signal survey

A renewable energy company has applied to change the conditions attached to its controversial wind turbine project at Highburn House in Wooler. Myriad CEG are attempting to remove a condition that obliges them to carry out a survey of television signals in the area.
6 Mar 2013

Wind farm noise does harm sleep and health, say scientists

Unlike other forms of variable noise, however, such as railways and aircraft, it [turbine noise] can continue for very long periods at a time. The nature of the noise - a rhythmic beating or swooshing of the blades - is also disturbing. UK noise limits permit turbines to be built so close to houses that sleep impacts and associated health effects are almost inevitable.
3 Mar 2013

Noise complaints over wind farm

The households have complained that the noise from the turbines, which have an overall height of around 100 metres, has turned their lives upside down and made their lives unbearable. The constant pulsating noise has led to sleep deprivation and is impacting on the health of those living close by.
26 Feb 2013

Landowners '£1 billion wind farm boom'

"We're seeing in Scotland the biggest transfer of money from the poor to the rich that we've ever seen in our history," he told a press conference in Edinburgh. "In parts of the Highlands now tourism is being effectively destroyed and people are leaving the Highlands because tourists no longer want to go there with the landscape bristling with wind factories and industrial wind turbines.
24 Feb 2013

Criticism after lorry delay

A windfarm developer has been accused of riding roughshod over residents, who have had to endure further disruption. The latest episode happened on Monday when a vehicle delivering a turbine part became stuck for more than an hour as it was making its way to the site at Wingates.
18 Feb 2013

Site visit may be ruled out on wind farm planning proposal

Controversial plans for the Highlands' biggest wind farm - an 83-turbine development in the hills above Loch Ness - are set to be decided on Tuesday without councillors visiting the site, prompting anger from anti-wind farm campaigners. Planning officers are recommending Highland Council raises no objection to the proposed Stronelairg development.
16 Feb 2013
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