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Yes, with an agreed confidential settlement which implies it was adequate for them to live there despite the 'problem!'.

 

Also the local authority in the other case, Braunton, agreed a reduction in the council tax banding which goes against the findings of the royal institute of chartered surveyors, suggesting that they agree that property values have come down due to turbines.

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@ paulb - who says the couple are still living in the property?  

 

"The couple moved out of Grays Farm in Deeping St Nicholas, near Spalding, Lincolnshire, in December 2006 six months after the eight-turbine wind farm began operating about half a mile from their home."

 

You can work the land/raise cattle but you can live a few miles down the road which I thought was the case here.

 

As for the RICS/OBU report back in 2007, be interesting to learn if they intend to do another report given that there are more windfarms in the UK now compared to back then. 

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no all the tracking i can do without spending says they are living there. but i suppose it really does not matter if they do or dont. googled map shows that there is a whole lot of farms on that road. i wonder if the others have suffered the same.  i suppose it does not help that its flat and open.but bear in mind that the noise levels are lower than that of even a small town. i grew up on the main manchester to london train line with manchester airports flight path going overhead never noticed it. did when we went back.you really do adapt.

 

the developer should have offered to help sound proof the house as a good will offer. the comment that they could not have a barbie is rubbish. 

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@paulb, the other press report states that they moved.  Given that they can't sell the house, they'll still be liable for council tax and will still be showing up on searches as the owners.

 

Aircraft noise is somewhat different to that of the constant hum giving off by wind turbines.  Incidentally, how many barbies have you had within the vicinity of an industrial-sized wind turbine?

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Well, if your argument is true about "efficiency" which is supposed to justify not using turbines to capture available wind then there is no constant noise. Try living under the flight path of say Heathrowaairport, those in East Sheen and Greenwich experience noise every day for most of the day, of you take the compensation offered so be it. On Greenwich and East Sheen you do not get any compensation.

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its a 1000 metres away. a line of 5 then a line of 3. wish i knew computing better. https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Grays+Farm,+North+Drove+Bank,+Spalding+PE11+3JX&ie=UTF-8&ei=6Iw5UqLaA4rJhAet24GoAg&sqi=2&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAg

 

turbines about an inch down from A. lots of other housing much closer than theirs. in fact the whole of deeping st nicholas is. this now does breach guidance. which is that a turbine farm should be 2ks away from urban settlements. not isolated housing. 

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Latest from Judicial Review:

 

http://www.shetnews.co.uk/news/7387-judge-rules-against-viking-wind-farm  :thmbsup

 

Judge rules against Viking wind farm

THE Scottish government has failed to take proper account of its obligations under a key piece of European nature legislation when it gave the go-ahead for the 103 turbine Viking Energy wind farm.

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but she rejects most of the points raised by SS the only issue she has is the openness of the ministers in relation to the EU bird thingy. She raised a good point that the whimbrel is in decline on fetlar. she points out that the improvements would easily make up for any minced waders.

 

they estimate a death rate of under 3 a year. a hungry hedgehog will do more damage. just a reminder the status quo also breaches the eu law as we are meant to maintain there numbers by habitat improvement.   just as a reminder for all those keen birders in  SShetland this is a whimbrel http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0c/Whimbrel_Numenius_phaeopus.jpg/800px-Whimbrel_Numenius_phaeopus.jpg

 

it is classed as of least concern. the reason its in decline is the same with many others populations are moving north. shetland id at the southern tip of its range. it migrates to south africa to winter. now whats the death rate on that migration.

http://blx1.bto.org/ring/countyrec/images/amap5380.png

 

there estimated to be 330000 pairs in europe why not import some.

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