Does living near a wind farm blow?
October 3, 2012 10:03 AM Subscribe
What's it really like living near a wind farm?
posted by hazyjane to Home & Garden (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We just found out that there's a planning application in to put up 5 wind turbines and the nearest one to us will be 1.5 km from our house. They're going to be 80m tall. I'm trying to find out the real story about what it would be like to live this close to a wind farm.
When I google it I get a lot of what I would call greenwashing from the industry, and a lot of possibly unsupported pseudoscience from the opposing camp about negative health effects. It also seems like a lot of people who do have wind farms near them don't want to speak up for fear of lowing property prices.
If it would be a very bad thing, then we're going to object to the development. We're in the UK, specifically Scotland. So I'd also be interested in hearing from anyone who's been through the process of objecting to a new development near them and how that played out.
Personally I don't believe wind farms are the answer to our energy problems. I know there are different views on this but I'd really like it if this thread did not become a debate about that issue. I'm really interested in hearing about peoples' experiences. Thanks.