This is beyond belief and certainly questions any supposed setback proposed by the Scottish Government. It may be only one but it is 35.5m and experience from the USA suggests that these houses will suffer both noise and shadow flicker. It is also part of a larger cluster in the local area. It is our belief that this has been refused previously and repeat applications are hoping to desensitise objectors. And you thought neighbours from hell only live on sink estates. I rarely comment on individual wind turbine applications due to the overwhelming number of applications. However occasionally we may need to be reminded that one individual turbine can be as stressful and disheartening as any major wind farm for those impacted by it. Property values plummet and old friends become new enemies. Unlike large groups of objectors, local residents can feel terribly isolated. Stress at this level can be a killer and has a habit of tearing relationships asunder. Look at the photo montages and every trick in the book has been used. Firstly a 50mm lens which is incorrect. SNH used to recommend lens in excess of 50mm but new research by Stirling University has confirmed expert opinion that 75mm on an SLR camera, not digital, will give a more accurate image. Due to the receptor a 75mm lens on a digital camera will produce a 50mm image! I personally recommend an 80mm lens as the closest to the human eye. Also note that the photos have been taken with a white cloud background to absorb and disguise the white turbine outline. Altogether a somewhat un-reputable representation. For those faced with similar photo montages I suggest a very good publication ‘The Visual Issue’: http://aawt.org.uk/thevisualissue.pdf
Our lives are blighted by turbines erected/approved/pending some just 1km away. This latest turbine application will be only 350 meters from my home. If you can spare a few minutes to put your real address, name and date this letter and send it to Fife Council, you would really be helping the people in this area from being totally surrounded by turbines.
St Andrews University Kenly Wind Farm – six 100 meters turbines appeal will go to decision by the end of this month. If approved the people in the 97 homes within 2km will be badly affected.
Any help you can give, like asking groups/friends to send the letter, could make all the difference for us.