The Community Council held its last Public Meeting to inform residents of the wind farm proposals, this time in Crosshill. No-one voted for the developments in this area. The Baldwin family, who live very close to Hadyard Hill wind farm by Barr, gave a first hand account of what it was like to live within 1km of turbines. The noise can be unbearable and it’s had a devastating effect on their lives. They mentioned it was not all the time, “but when the wind blows in a certain direction the noise permeates the whole house and seems to vibrate through you.” Shadow flicker was also a problem and is caused by turbines which are 1.2km away and not from a distance of 10 rotor diameters as claimed by developers. Please watch David’s film on the Impact, noise and health page.
Low frequency noise can affect humans adversely. It is often used in torture scenarios.