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New Bill That Defines Minimum Distances from Turbines to Homes starts its progress through Parliament

A new Private Members’ Bill had its first formal reading in the House of Lords yesterday (26 July 2010) To be known as the  “Wind Turbines (Minimum Distances from Residential Premises) Act 2010”, it makes provision for a minimum distance between wind turbines and residential premises according to the size of the wind turbine; and […]

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has commissioned fresh research on wind farm noise

“Confidence has been lost in the ETSU model” 4th June 2010 See original post here: http://www.cieh.org/ehn/ehn3.aspx?id=31194   The Department of Energy and Climate Change has commissioned fresh research on wind farm noise. The move, which has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) , comes despite ministerial assurances earlier this year that […]

How to Object to the Planning Application

Attached is some guidance for writing a letter of objection to the turbine proposal from SPR.   There is a lot of information, you do not need to include all of it.  They key thing is that there are only certain reasons that can be used for an objection to be valid so please read […]

ScottishPower Renewables Wind farm shut over safety fears after 150ft turbine blade falls off

  Wind farm shut over safety fears after 150ft turbine blade falls off Mar 23 2010 Exclusive by Ben Spencer @ – The Daily Record Broken turbine at Whitelee Wind Farm EUROPE’S largest wind farm ground to a halt after a 150ft blade snapped off one of the turbines. All 140 of the giant machines […]

Wind turbine noise warnings were dismissed by civil servants

A warning about the health effects of noise from wind turbines was removed from a government study following pressure from civil servants. original article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/greenpolitics/planning/6803823/Wind-turbine-noise-warnings-were-dismissed-by-civil-servants.html Consultants recommended lowering night-time noise limits because the sounds made by spinning blades were enough to disrupt sleep patterns. However, the advice, contained in a draft version of their […]

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