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Wind turbine buffer zones 'could hinder communities'

Councils must not bow to pressure from campaigners to create buffer zones around towns and villages to prevent wind farms blighting people's lives, a new report claims. The study comes as a battle rages across the region between renewable energy plant developers and locals who say turbines are being built much too close to homes.
10 Nov 2012

The hush-hush map that paints Scotland green

It is the map of the country which lays bare for the first time the full extent of the Scottish Government's drive to convert the nation to wind power.  Scotland's familiar rugged outline is peppered with at least 535 huge wind farms - taking up an estimated three to five per cent of the total land mass of Scotland - many of them located in areas of outstanding natural beauty.
30 Sep 2012

School in Wotton forced to take down turbine after being given noise abatement notice

The school had been warned when it was granted planning permission in 2009 that if noise were to become an issue the turbine may have to be decommissioned. Specialist engineers had worked with the school over a period of about eight months to try to reduce noise, but modifying the blade tips and even shortening the blades themselves had little effect.
6 Sep 2012

Wind turbine noise impact assessment: Where ETSU is silent

Where_etsu_is_silent__cox__unwin__sherman_10_july_2012_thumb This important document critiques the ETSU-R-97 environmental assessment of noise from wind turbines in the United Kingdom. The ETSU-R-97 was written by a Noise Working Group (NWG) set up in 1995 by the Department of Trade and Industry through ETSU (the Energy Technology Support Unit). The noise policy is still in effect today and followed by wind developers outside of the United Kingdom.
10 Jul 2012

Wind turbines must be curbed, say protesters

Mr Vizzard explained that his group wants a policy put in place that sets in stone the maximum height of a turbine within a certain distance of a residential property. Other councils that have set policies on wind turbines include Milton Keynes, which bans any turbines within 1.2km of homes, while councils in Wiltshire and Lincolnshire have also imposed restrictions.
9 Jul 2012

Wind Turbine Noise, Sleep and health July 2012

Hanning_wind_turbine_noise_sleep_and_health_report_jul_12_thumb This brief filed by sleep expert, Dr. Christopher Hanning, reviews the potential consequences of wind turbine noise and, in particular, its effect on sleep and health and to make recommendations with regard to minimum setback distances. Dr. Hanning considers whether, in the absence of new national guidance should there be minimum or recommended separation distances between commercial scale wind developments and residential properties and other sensitive developments?”
1 Jul 2012

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