“Please do not allow our lives to be destroyed again” by wind turbines (United Kingdom)
Aug 18, 2013
Editor’s note: The following handwritten letter was sent to me by Jane Davis, a British nurse-midwife who, with her husband Julian, was driven from her home due to Wind Turbine Syndrome. The Davis’s sued the wind company and were bought our for an undisclosed sum —with a gag clause attached.
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Jane sent her note with the following explanation.
Calvin, this is written by Julian’s parents—who also lost their home when we did—due to the wind farm. They are in their 80’s and now threatened with another wind farm less than 3 miles from the new bungalow we moved them too. Their words are their own. The document is in the public domain.
From: Mr. & Mrs. John Davis
To: The South Holland District Council
Regarding: The proposed windfarm at West Pinchbeck (Ref. no. H14-0110-13)
Date: August 13, 2013
We are writing to ask [that] the application for this windfarm is refused.
We are frightened that if this application goes ahead, that we will lose our home for a second time because of the impact that living near a windfarm has on day-to-day life.
We had to leave our home of 28 years because of noise from a nearby windfarm — long periods of noise from the blades, mostly worst during the evening and at night. The noise could be heard both inside and outside of our home.
Another noise problem caused by the windfarm near our old home was the persistent quiet buzzing noise which made our old home feel as if there was some sort of presence there. It made you feel agitated and edgy.
For Mr. Davis, this was diagnosed as tinnitus, but moving away from the DSN windfarm has cured the problem — no more buzzing in the ears.
We did not realize how much these noises from Deeping St. Nicholas Windfarm were affecting us. Our sleeping was not good. Both of us could wake up 3 times a night, finding it very difficult to go back to sleep. Now, we only wake up once and find it much easier to drop off to sleep; it feels a lot more relaxing in our current home.
We are also not disturbed by turbine noise outside our new home when gardening — something that often was not possible at our old home, especially in the evening.
Initially we did not see how living near wind turbines could affect us. But having lived too near to Deeping St. Nicholas Windfarm for nearly six years, we can say the noise from it changes your life for the worse. It there is a noise problem the only answer is to move house. The noise is not something you get used to.
We are both 80 and happy and peaceful in our new home. We sleep at night and are able to enjoy life again.
The prospect of having wind turbines near our new home fills us with fear. I urge SHDC not to allow this application — not to allow our lives to be destroyed again.
J. T. Davis