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"I was asked to sign a form which said I wouldn't complain about noise, future disturbance and various other things. "It was put to me as a goodwill gesture but it seemed to be no more than a bribe."
The impact on the people and the beautiful countryside of Mid Wales and Shropshire will be devastating. 800 of these structures in the area proposed is completely and wholly out of proportion. If localism means anything at all, the ruination of the hills should be taken by bodies accountable locally. The macro-economic alleged advantages are, as KPMG point out, a total illusion.
"We are not opposed to renewable energy but this will destroy vast areas of precious countryside and kill off the tourism trade. "The authorities have completely failed to consider the devastating impact this huge project will have on people's lives and livelihoods. "The substation alone will cover an area of 28 acres.
Hundreds of readers had their say on the Liberal Democrat's comments, with the poll asking if turbines are as beautiful as he claims. Some 79 people agreed with Mr Huhne that they are indeed elegant. But those backing him were somewhat outweighed by the 767 who voted to say they considered turbines to be a blight on the landscape.
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.
The proposed development would have seen the construction of Scotland's tallest wind turbines, each measuring 149m with a blade-span of 100m. But Highland Council turned down the application following a visit to the site on Blairmore Estate, near Kiltarlity and Abriachan.
Plans to increase the size of ‘giant' turbines on Frodsham Marshes will ‘blot out the landscape' and ‘cast a shadow across hundreds of homes', say campaigners. ...Campaigners are outraged with changes to the original application, which could see the size of the individual turbines increase from a width of 90m to 100m.
"Wind farms have their place in providing green energy but Fenland really has done its bit with villages and towns ringed by them. Although this means we may lose out in some income we could not carry on with this after hearing the real concerns of local people."
Instances of excessive noise of wind turbines at a family home located 950 meters from the Hadyard Hill Wind Power Plant. The Hadyard Hill wind facility is located in the Carrick district of South Ayrshire in Scotland. The project was commissioned in March 2006 and consists of fifty-two 2.3 megawatt wind turbines. Duration: 3 minutes 47 seconds
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".
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 tide seems to be turning against the controversial proliferation of wind farms in the central Borders. On Monday, the planning committee of Scottish Borders Council took just half-an-hour to unanimously reject a bid for eight huge turbines at Broadmeadows, just west of Selkirk and close to the Southern Upland Way.
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.
"It's unbelievable that they would press ahead with something that nobody wants around here, that's incredibly close to houses and which people are really, really concerned about," said Beverley Carr, who has written to her local MP Stephen Dorrell asking for an explanation.
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.
Councillors in Huntingdonshire are being asked to back a bid which could set a minimum distance of two kilometres between wind farms and homes. Nearly 800 people signed a petition calling on Huntingdonshire District Council to draw up a policy on the location of wind farms and housing - well over the 500 limit required to force a debate on the issue.
The blight of shadow flicker from turbine blades could soon be a thing of the past for those living near wind farms. The government has recommended strict guidelines for developers to relieve householders of the annoying strobe-like effect.