Actually, the Scout Camp at East Stoke would be (much) less than 1000 feet from the nearest turbine of the proposed East Stoke (Alaska Farm) Industrial wind turbine complex.
Yet a leading Wind Turbine Manufacturer (Vestas) recommends in its technical documentation that technicians working on turbines of a similar size stay at least 400 metres away (1300 feet) - unless absolutely necessary.
A residential home for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (i.e. some of the most vulnerable in our community) is about 2400 feet away.
Peoples homes are within 2000 feet.
Meanwhile the Scottish Government requires a 2Km (6500 foot) setback and just about every medical expert who has studied the field agrees with them including:
- Dr Chris Hanning (the world's leading sleep deprivation expert)
- The French equivalent of the BMA,
- Dr Amanda Harry ENT Specialist
- Dr Nina Pierpont consultant pedriatrician (author of Wind Turbine Syndrome).
All of these medics have produced devastating reports on the effects of having turbines too close to peoples homes.
Then there are the environmental bodies, all queuing up to support a setback of around 2Km.
- The United Kingdom Noise Association
- The John Muir Trust
- The CPRE.
The only organisation who thinks having closer setback is a "good idea" is RenewablesUK the
But, seriously folks, you do not have to worry about the morality and social conscience of the wind turbine fraternity.
They simply don't have any.
Hat tip to my friend Linda at Windtoons ( Here )