Extension to Kilgallioch Windfarm comprising up to 11 turbines, with a maximum blade tip height of 180 m and combined installed capacity of greater than 50 megawatts (MW)
Dumfries and Galloway Council

SAS Volunteer

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bill hogan · May 30, 2019 at 3:40 pm

I live within the shadows of this horrible wind farm that not only blights the landscape but gives us countless sleepless nights and dreadful vibrations. The main protagonists from SPR lied to us from the outset about the noise levels and set up a ‘sham’ monitoring device that just happened to ‘not be working’ at the times the noise was at its worst. The response from Dumfries and Galloway’s officer that is supposed to listen to complaints started the conversation with me with ‘the lights have to stay on’. Yeah – great – and since one of the neighbors contacted him in November 2018 (when he promised a monitoring device) we’ve heard nothing since and Mr Will Jackson doesn’t even respond to emails. Anger isn’t the word. If I wanted to hear green rhetoric, I’d have phoned SPR. What’s the use? It’s going to happen whether we complain or not.

    SAS Volunteer · May 31, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Bill, Environmental Health Officers are well known for being “slow” but if you make a complaint and the conditions attached to the windfarm state that monitoring must be undertaken if a legitimate complaint is made then you are within your rights to put pressure on the Council to make sure it is undertaken correctly. You can also claim your legal expenses on your house insurance and pursue a private noise nuisance case. It was never suggested we wouldn’t be able to hear windfarms, only that they shouldn’t be a nuisance which means violating your amenity.

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