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Decibel levels on Clatto Hill  

Credit:  The Courier, www.thecourier.co.uk 13 October 2011 ~~

I read with interest the article “Noise would breach guidelines” (October 6) and must admit I am slightly confused.
It was stated that: “In a letter to Fife Council planning chiefs, the firm (West Coast Energy) insists that noise emissions would not exceed 62.9 decibels.”
Further on, Mr Jonathan Crawley is quoted as saying: “The suggestion that West Coast Energy are proposing wind farm noise up to 23 decibels above this level (the WHO limit of 40) is completely false”.
Given that West Coast Energy has stated with great precision that the decibels “will not exceed 62.9 decibels”, which according to my calculations is 22.9 decibels above the WHO limit of 40 decibels, either Mr Crawley has got his maths totally wrong or he is quibbling about 0.1 decibels.
The wind farm West Coast Energy wants to build on Clatto Hill will produce noise levels at night which could cause sleep disturbance.

Stavros Michaelides.
Wester Waltonhill,
Chance Inn,

Source:  The Courier, www.thecourier.co.uk 13 October 2011

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