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Lincolnshire wind turbine drives away farmers

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A Lincolnshire family have been forced to move from their farm in Deeping St Nicholas after noise from wind turbines made life unbearable. Jane Davis told a meeting of SALT (Strategic Alliance against Lakeland Turbines) that her family had originally supported the wind farm but had now moved into rented accommodation to escape the noise and vibrations. She also explained that many wind farms did not have the problems of noise and vibrations but about 20% did – although no one could explain how or why these particular farms caused such nuisance and damage. Mrs Davis also spoke about the potential impact on wildlife and animals saying “within 48 hours all the swallows had let. We suddenly had no molehills” adding that vibrations broke down the soil structure so that funghi at the bottom of the food chain could not survive. Another speaker at the SALT meeting in Mugrisdale in Cumbria said that he had also suffered after a wind farm was built at Bothel. Ron Williams said that noise and light pollution from the Wharrels Hill wind farm had blighted the local community. Cumbria, known as the new ‘Energy Coast’ is now facing the potential of at least one new nuclear power station after RWE said it was looking at two sites on the West Cumbrian coast as potential sites for a new facility.

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