Are windfarms “torture farms”?
Professor Alun Evans, from the Centre of Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast, is a leader into the research of ‘wind turbine syndrome’ – symptoms include sleep deprivation, anxiety, nausea and physical conditions such as vertigo. Last year he co-authored an editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) arguing that “a large body of evidence now exists to suggest that wind turbines disturb sleep and impair health at distances and external noise levels that are permitted in most jurisdictions”.
The consultant’s realistic images are now available on WDDC website. These images were taken in the height of summer with full leaf cover. During the winter they would only reveal even more of the said turbines.
The images you need to compare are the 75mm lens. I am told that this is the closest to what the eye would perceive. As you can see the 50mm lens shows the turbines to be further away and also appear to be smaller.
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Introduction and Methodology
Viewpoint 1 – Woodbury Hill Fort
Viewpoint 2 – Weatherby Castle Fort
Viewpoint 3 – Milborne St Andrew Bridleway
Viewpoint 4 – St Andrew Churchyard, Milborne St Andrew
Viewpoint 5 – Crawthorne – Milborne Wood Prow
Viewpoint 6 – Dewlish Park (Dorset AONB)
Viewpoint 7 – The Old Manor Puddletown
Viewpoint 8 – Athelhampton House
Viewpoint 8b – Athelhampton House
Viewpoint 9 – Southover, Tolpuddle
Viewpoint 10 – Affpuddle – West End Farm Bridleway
Viewpoint 11 – Affpuddle – Church of St Laurence
Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment Review
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