The key issues that affect people are:
Visual impact: Nobody has a right to a view, but loss of visual amenity can have a major impact on people's lives..
Noise: The noise standard used, inadequately protects nearby residents in many cases, especially since it takes no account of amplitude modulation which can be a loud thumping noise.
Shadow Flicker: The strobe effect caused when the turbine blades cast a rotating shadow on people's houses.
There are also other issues concerning traffic and disruption during construction and also possible health issues due to low frequency noise as well.
If you haven't seen the impact of wind turbines on nearby properties, go along to Hilton and Seamer and see the effect of the Hilton & Seamer turbines.
Write to your MP and local councillors and let them know your opposition to wind turbines:
MP for Richmond (Yorks): Rishi Sunak firstname.lastname@example.org
N Yorkshire County Councillor North Hambleton Division: Tim Swales email@example.com
Hambleton DC Councillor for Appleton Wiske & Smeatons: Stephen Watson firstname.lastname@example.org
If a planning application is submitted, write to the planners and tell them of your opposition. Remember: Developers now have to show that the local community is in support of their wind farm for planners to approve their plan.
Hambleton District Council Planning Website: http://www.hambleton.gov.uk/public-access-for-planning
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