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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

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

Calls for Alltwalis Wind Farm to be shut down

A local Assembly Member has called for Alltwalis wind farm to be shut after the company behind it, Statkraft, refused to take responsibility for the distress caused to families in the surrounding area as a result of noise and flicker problems. Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM has contacted the Director of Statkraft Wind making clear his anger at the inaction of the organisation at dealing with complaints. Mr. Thomas AM has also written to the chief executive of Carmarthenshire County Council requesting that they implement enforcement powers to shut down the site until these matters are resolved.
7 Jul 2010

Expert warns: Wind turbines could disturb your sleep

Campaigners fighting proposals for wind turbines in Dorset have welcomed expert advice saying they shouldn't be built within a mile of homes. An expert on sleeping disorders says the turbines should not be built closer than that to avoid major noise nuisance. Dr Chris Hanning also says noise levels should not be louder than 35 decibels.
15 Jun 2010

Wind turbines' impact on Montgomeryshire

A report for Powys council in 2009, by consultants Capita Symonds, said lorries measuring 180ft (55m) long, 16ft (5m) wide and weighing nearly 130 tonnes, would travel through Powys five days a week for five years, making more than 3,000 journeys. The report said the delivery of turbines and other components had the "potential to cause significant disruption to residents along the routes and other road users".
26 Apr 2010

Ill wind behind village meeting

Cllr Gaskill says the 832 turbines, will mean more than 2,796 exceptional lorry movements through the villages, five days a week, for five years, each one 55m long, 5m wide and 130 tonnes in weight. "Welshpool's town clerk, Robert Robinson has been researching this closely as Welshpool is likely to be the worst affected on the route," said Cllr Gaskill.
20 Apr 2010
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