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'Noise from windfarm is affecting my health'

Nicola Brierley says she has pain in her ears and hasn't had a good night's sleep following the arrival of the controversial facility in September 2008. She claims a low frequency droning noise, similar to the sound of a helicopter, is constantly pulsating into her home, approximately a mile-and-a-half away from the 26 giant turbines on the moors above Norden.
23 Jan 2011

Dutch cabinet pushes ahead with controversial wind farm

Mr Verhagen argued that the cabinet has carefully weighed the various interests and has met the objections of the people of Urk wherever possible. "Which is why the seven windmills nearest the village were scrapped." However, the plan still meets with massive opposition from the people of Urk. The wind farm is to be constructed no more than two kilometres from Urk.
7 Jan 2011

"Scandal that authorities ignore people's concerns"

The ongoing expansion of wind power is an intrusion into the countryside, with a extent and effect comparable with the 1900s expansion of hydro power in the rivers in north Sweden. Wind turbines have a significant visual impact on landscape and the anxiety that they create must be taken seriously. There has been no serious research into how they affect people. It can almost be considered a violation of human rights when local opinions are met with indifference by government authorities.
30 Dec 2010

Tiree will resist windfarm blow-ins

Residents in the remote island community of Tiree have launched a protest against a large offshore windfarm planned for the area ...They say the arrival of up to 300 people in the form of staff and their families, as well as large machinery would ruin the "quaint" lifestyle the 800 islanders currently enjoy.
12 Nov 2010

Objectors say third wind farm will ruin quality of life

Many of those living in Tunstall and Hilston told a public inquiry they will be surrounded by the 110m-high structures on all sides if an application by Energie Kontor for a three-turbine development is allowed. A public session of the inquiry was held at Roos Memorial Hall this week, which allowed residents to have their say.
4 Nov 2010

Are wind turbines bad for our health?

"At present, there are also no national or local guidelines regarding density of wind turbines. In the rush to generate sustainable energy, planners are allowing multiple wind farms, which will have an enormous cumulative effect on local residents," the west Clare group, including people from the Coore and Miltown Malbay areas, said in a statement.
25 Oct 2010

Julian and Jane Davis valuation appeal

Valuation_tribunals-davis_thumb In 2006, Mr Julian and Mrs Jane Davis' quiet enjoyment of their property had been disturbed by a nearby wind project to such an extent that they were forced to vacate their house, for health reasons. The Lincolnshire Valuation Tribune ruled that construction of the turbines 930 metres away from the dwellings had a significant negative effect on Davis; enjoyment of their properties, that the nuisance caused by the turbines was real and not imagined and it would have an effect on the potential sale price of the properties. Excerpts of the ruling are provided below. The full ruling can be accessed by clicking on the link(s) at the bottom of this page.
23 Oct 2010

Wind power takes precedence over reindeer raising

"Now, when even important authorities as the Environmental Protection Agency intervened and said no to wind power development because of various environmental reasons, combined with the major disruption the project would have on reindeer raising, this should have been heavy enough to halt the building plans. But it didn't."
16 Oct 2010

Anger over Ochil Hills wind turbine proposal

"Many nearby residents are unhappy at the lack of public consultation for this. "There are homes located very close to the proposed site. Many are gravely concerned about noise, visual impact, how such a construction will affect property prices, even the desirability to live in area."
11 Oct 2010

Families renew their wind farm opposition

The 59-year-old - who fears his home on Hobb Lane, Marchington, could lose £100,000 in value - said: "These things will destroy the landscape. The wind turbines are massive.The noise and the flickering of the blades of the turbines will be a real nuisance."
20 Sep 2010

Concerns over impact of wind farm

Concerns have been aired about the potential impact on people's health from a planned wind farm near Thornbury. Parish leaders in areas surrounding the site being considered for the scheme said there had not been adequate investigations generally into health problems which are claimed to be linked to wind turbines.
31 Jul 2010
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