Noise is not really an issue

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:22 02 June 2010

LIVING around 900 metres from the Longhill wind turbine and unable to hear it indoors or in the garden, I walked to the turbine on the afternoon of February 6. The day was fine with a cold wind; the turbine was operating and facing southwest, diagonally a

LIVING around 900 metres from the Longhill wind turbine and unable to hear it indoors or in the garden, I walked to the turbine on the afternoon of February 6.

The day was fine with a cold wind; the turbine was operating and facing southwest, diagonally away from Elm Road.

Soon after turning into Longhill Road, being then about 350 metres from the turbine, the very whisper of blade whoosh was heard. The road passes close to the turbine's perimeter fence and there the whoosh was louder, but pleasant and soothing rather than disturbing or annoying. Towards Whitemoor Prison and now in front of the turbine the whoosh diminished rapidly.

Turbine noise complainants appear to have an acuteness of hearing that is miraculous, or, maybe, I'm going deaf listening for noise that, in the main is imagined. Alternatively, and more likely, March and its environs are suffering from a severe dose of the rabid NIMBY's.

ALAN ELMER

Elm Road

March


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