Fitzgerald, M. To ACNC in Support of Waubra Foundation
As a resident of Cumbria in the north of England, a part of the country which is heavily populated with wind turbines, I can assure you that complaints about noise and shadow flicker caused by the turbines are very common. Sufferers all describe similar effects and symptoms. Unfortunately, because much of the investigation into these phenomena remains unrecognised , there is little that our Local Planning Authorities can do to help.
I am not opposed to all wind energy but turbines should surely not be allowed to adversely affect the health of neighbouring residents.
Further research into the impact of wind turbines should be welcomed and is clearly necessary. I fully support the work of the Waubra Foundation.
8 February 2015