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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.
A farming couple must wait to hear the outcome of their High Court challenge to plans for a wind farm near their land. Rebecca and Brian Barnes of Gilsmere Farm, Killington, claim plans for six turbines at Old Hutton would be a blight on the landscape, cause a noise nuisance, and put their three children at risk.
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.
A woman who moved from a built-up area to an idyllic rural location is set to launch a petition against plans for a large wind farm which she says will ruin the "stunning" view from her new home.
A North Lincolnshire wind farm plan has been rejected because of the "serious effect" it would have on eight-year-old autistic twin boys living nearby. Anita and Trevor Glathorne, who have one wind farm overlooking their Burton upon Stather home, said the rotating blades affected their sons' behaviour.
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".
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.
Couple driven out by noisy turbines sue for £380,000 A couple who quit their farmhouse thanks to the "deafening roar" of wind turbines are claiming £380,000 damages. Jane and Julian Davis, 45, said they have "lost everything" since eight turbines were built 930 yards away four years ago.
The 150-acre farm was the answer to Julian and Jane Davis's dreams of a quiet life in the country. He would grow crops while she planned to build a wooden chalet to run reflexology, therapy and counselling sessions. Their rural peace was shattered, however, when eight giant wind turbines were erected nearby.
Plans for a 12metre-high wind turbine in a Ribble Valley beauty spot have been withdrawn following protests from councillors and residents. But applicant Stephen Tasker, who runs green energy company Energever, has vowed to resubmit the application for the alternative energy source within the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Natural Beauty.
This paper is based on proofs of evidence produced for several UK Planning Inquiries. As such, it concentrates on the regulatory system in the UK. Other jurisdictions will have different systems.The aim is to inform those seeking to regulate the siting of wind turbines close to human habitation. It will be updated regularly as new information comes to hand. Users are encouraged to check the Society for Wind Vigilance Website for the latest updates.
The Chesterfield-based company forced a public inquiry after Cherwell councillors unanimously voted against plans to build a £10m wind farm on land at Willowbank Farm, just south of the M40, last April. And yesterday residents took turns to tell planning inspector John Watson why he should throw out the appeal.
Jane and Julian Davis filed this complaint before the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division in reference to noise emissions from the eight REpower MM 82 – 2 MW turbines, collectively known as Deeping St Nicholas windcluster. The complaint that was filed with the court on March 8, 2010 seeks injunctive relief to stop the turbines from causing continued nuisance. General damages are also requested for loss of amenity suffered by the Davis' including diminution in value together with costs of renting alternative housing.
Campaigners have called for a national debate about wind farms ahead of the General Election, during a conference in the North-East. Experts from a range of disciplines issued a number of warnings against wind farms at WindConf Conference 2010, which was held on Saturday. ...Dr Chris Hanning, a retired NHS sleep disorder specialist, said turbines should not be built within 2km of homes.
The cottages around Askam wind farm occupy the perfect spot, looking out to sea over to the isle of Man and inland to the Lake District. The only problem is the noise. The seven turbines have sparked the most complaints about wind farms in the country. Residents complain of a noise like someone is "mixing cement in the sky" or a "clog is stuck in the tumble dryer" and they are not the only ones.
Angry householders are demanding an explanation for what they claim is "appalling" treatment at the hands of developers building a 12-turbine wind farm at Newland. Work has been started on the site at Pease Farm and Rusholme Grange by developers Wind Prospect on behalf of the French power company EDF Energy Renewables.
The Flixborough Grange wind farm inquiry has heard evidence from a dad who says turbines harm his autistic sons. Trevor Glathorne spent two hours giving his evidence to the Flixborough Grange inquiry at the Kingsway Centre. He said the Bagmoor Farm turbines had already had an unforeseen impact on his twin boys Lewis and Ross, both aged eight.
The proposed site lies between junctions 10 and 11 of the M4 Campaigners against plans for a wind farm in east Berkshire have raised fears the noise of the turbines will disrupt their sleeping patterns. Opponents to the five turbines by the M4 in Rushy Mead, have invited sleep expert Dr Christopher Hanning to speak at a public meeting later.
The decision to approve a wind farm in the Den Brook valley is to be challenged at the High Court - for a second time. Mike Hulme, of the Den Brook Judicial Review Group (DBJRG), claims the noise condition imposed by inspector Andrew Pykett is "defective". Mr Hulme said: "Our assessment of the decision leaves neighbours surrounding the wind farm proposal vulnerable to sleep disturbance from potentially health-damaging noise pollution created by the industrial scale turbines.
Scientists dismissed the idea of a "wind turbine syndrome" where the vibrations in the air or the particular sound waves from wind turbines cause headaches, nausea and panic attacks. However, they did concede that the swishing sound caused by wind turbines can "annoy" some people, keeping them awake at night and even causing psychological problems because of the stress.