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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."
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.
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.
The Industrial Wind Action Group said the payment must not compromise the need for the properly considered siting of wind farms. "Turbines must be placed where they will do no harm and the community must be granted authority to turn them off if problems arise. Otherwise the money is nothing more than a bribe and should be declined."
Jacky Bonnemains, president of Robin des Bois (Robin Hood), a militant French ecological group, said: "I find it extraordinary no one in government grasps that this will change forever the character of a place of sacred memory. They just don't seem to care." In future, the seascape would be "desecrated" by rows of wind generators, he added.
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.
A number of objections were received including one from the residents of Thorney Bank Farm, which stands under 1,000m from the nearest turbine. They felt the three new turbines would have a negative impact on their property both visually and through noise pollution.
Alison Rodgers told how Palterton residents are "losing sleep" after Barlborough-based firm Banks Renewables submitted plans to Bolsover District Council to build three wind turbines on fields in the village.
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.