What Can I Do
Wind Energy Policy
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
Join us: Come to our meetings and help our fight.
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.