[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Noise complaints halted turbines  

Credit:  BBC News, www.bbc.co.uk 17 June 2011 ~~

Highland Council ordered that turbines at a wind farm be shut down on a temporary basis after nearby residents complained about noise from the site.

People living near the 23-turbine development at Achany, near Lairg, Sutherland, had complained to the local authority.

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) was served with a notice to stop the turbines turning earlier this month.

Highland Council said the order had since been lifted.

The local authority said its planning staff had been concerned that SSE had not committed to the submission of a report on noise monitoring at Achany wind farm.

Noise generation

Noise levels must comply with guidance from the Scottish government, while the submission of a report on monitoring was a requirement placed on the site by the council.

Highland Council served a notice temporarily stopping operations at the farm on 6 June, but the order was lifted a few days later.

A spokeswoman said: “The operators immediately complied with the notice and met planning staff to agree a timetable for the submission of the noise monitoring data.”

She added: “There is also agreement that the operators will form a liaison group with Highland Council and the Achany residents to monitor and review the operation of the wind farm particularly in respect of noise generation.

“Given these agreements the council lifted the temporary stop notice.”

Source:  BBC News, www.bbc.co.uk 17 June 2011

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.