LOCATION/TYPE

NEWS HOME

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]



Archive
RSS

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

WHAT TO DO
when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates
RSS

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Wind turbines noise forced me out of my bedroom, claims woman 

Credit:  By Sarah Moore | News & Star | 17 April 2015 | www.newsandstar.co.uk ~~

A Workington woman says she has been forced to move out of her bedroom because of the noise of wind turbines near her home.

Michele Twiss, 68, whose home overlooks the Winscales windfarm, told a Government inspector that windfarms were overpowering West Cumbria and the area was “under attack”.

She was speaking at a planning inquiry into four turbines, up to 325ft high, which FCC Environment wants to install at Lillyhall’s landfill site.

The plan was turned down by the county council because of the turbines’ visual impact, but the firm appealed against the decision.

A three-day inquiry into the council’s decision began on Tuesday at Energus, Lillyhall.

Mrs Twiss said: “From my home I can see 28 turbines that go as far as Bothel.

“It’s the cumulative effect. We’re being surrounded and we’re not given a corridor where we can have some break.

“I think people feel disenfranchised and intimidated because they feel they’re a lone voice against these big companies.

“It shouldn’t be that because this is an area that already had wind turbines we should have more.”

Mrs Twiss said she had to move out of her front bedroom, where she had an en suite installed, because she could hear the Winscales turbines at night.

Thomas Charrier, landscape architect for FCC Environment, said the turbines were planned in a working, semi-industrial urban area.

Mr Charrier said: “It’s my professional opinion that the landscape in the vicinity of the proposed scheme has the capacity to accommodate the scale of development proposed.”

Jayne Petersen, county council senior planning officer, had recommended the Lillyhall proposal for approval until plans for three turbines at Potato Pot, near Branthwaite, were granted at appeal.

Planning inspector Jessica Graham will consider both proposals and decide whether either is acceptable.

Source:  By Sarah Moore | News & Star | 17 April 2015 | www.newsandstar.co.uk

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 educational 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 Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)

Share:

e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

Tag: Complaints


News Watch Home

Get the Facts
CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.

 Follow:

Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky