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Plans for a green energy project at a farm near Chichester involving the construction of two wind turbines more than 100ft high have been thrown out. Councillors on the district's southern area development control committee voted 8-1 to refuse planning permission on the grounds of inadequate information about the noise implications of the scheme.
Several residents feel they are trapped living with the noise because if they tried to move house few people would be interested in buying a property next to a wind turbine. Nick Williams lives at Fullabrook itself with six of the turbines near his house. He claimed the wind farm had destroyed the area he lives in as well as his life.
Noise complaints have been lodged about one in three commercial wind turbine schemes in a rural part of Aberdeenshire - more than double the UK average.
Mr Davis also said he was "shocked" when the couple were asked if they were receiving any funding towards their legal costs from anti-wind farm campaigners.
She told Mr Justice Hickinbottom she was regularly falling asleep in the afternoons, and her ability to function normally was being "severely compromised". She added: "The whole situation was becoming intolerable. We tried to put up with it for six months".
The case will decide whether the sound produced by eight wind turbines near to their farm in Deeping St Nicholas - which they claim left them unable to sleep - is causing a noise nuisance. The couple were joined by their daughter Emily (21) at the High Court to hear opening submissions on Monday.
Jane and Julian Davis said an accumulation of sleep deprivation drove them away A couple resorted to red wine and sleeping tablets to blot out the noise from a nearby wind farm, the High Court has heard.
The tenant farmers blame the "whoom whoom whoom" and the low frequency "hum" of giant turbine blades for their exile in a case being closely watched by the wind farm industry.
The £55 million turbines at Athany in the Scottish Highlands ground to a halt after complaints from residents that their lives are being made a misery by the constant whirring of the blades. People living close to the wind farm complained to the council that their complaints were being ignored.
Jane and Julian Davis say the battle against eight wind turbines at Deeping St Nicholas has taken over their lives for the last five years, leaving them unable to picture what their future may be. Next month, starting from July 4, two weeks has been set aside for them to put their case forward to the High Court.
People living close to the Achany wind farm near Rosehall are claiming their lives are being made a misery by the constant noise, and are angry that their complaints are being ignored. In an unprecedented move, Highland Council issued a temporary stop notice on the 23-turbine wind farm at 3pm on Monday.
"When they were first put up we had a long spell of really nice weather and they weren't working at all. But since we've had the wind and the recent spell of bad weather the noise is unbearable of a night time." "It's unbelievable the noise they make sometimes," said Mr Paulton.
"I have been contacted by sleepless residents at houses at Hole-in-the-Wall Road, and nearby Grattan Lodge apartments, who are appealing for an end to the nightly noise generated by the turbines," said Deputy Kenny.
All eyes will be on Deeping St Nicholas this summer when a landmark case on noise created by wind turbines reaches the High Court. A date has finally been set for Jane and Julian Davis to have their say on turbines which they claim have forced them out of their home.
Controversial wind turbines on the roof of Inverclyde Royal Hospital have been shut down because they are too noisy. Complaints were made by residents living close to the site when the six wind-powered generators were erected at the end of 2009 to provide electricity to part of the building.
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.
[The wind company says] that noise from the wind farm means Mr Walker must take into account the effect of that noise on any new development. But the 25-year-old Northumberland-born entrepreneur said: "It's taken me by surprise because effectively they are saying they are having a negative impact on the area.
"My first impression is, there are no houses near the turbine, unlike the proposed Huntspill sites which have many houses surrounding them. "As I got off the mini-bus, I was horrified by the noise the turbine was making.
Dr Lee Moroney, director of planning at the Renewable Energy Foundation, a charity which has questioned the value of windfarms, called on the department to ensure the review is completely transparent by publishing all the research. "Hayes McKenzie habitually work for wind farm developers and we will need to see all the data to know that it has been correctly gathered," she said.
Plans to erect nine turbines at Den Brook, near Crediton, Mid-Devon, await a decision from the High Court following a two-day hearing this week. Now it has emerged the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has commissioned a review to examine how planning authorities have applied guidance on noise pollution.