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Nova Scotia –More recommendations received for wind turbine bylaw review

Truro Daily News — August 31, 2012

TRURO – A second local community group has requested that Colchester County council consider changes to its wind turbine bylaw.

“Clearly as the industry is developing so is the understanding of what classifies responsible placement,” Spiddle Hill Road resident Wayne Edgar told council Thursday night during a presentation about concerns shared by he and neighbouring residents.

With support from a packed council chambers of residents from the Harmony/Camden area, who have also asked council to consider setback changes beyond the 750 metres currently provided in the bylaw, Edgar and seasonal Spiddle Hill resident Peter Lavell spoke to council of physical and mental issues and loss of property enjoyment by the single industrial turbine currently operating on Spiddle Hill.

The turbine is owned by Colchester-Cumberland Wind Field Inc., which also has plans to erect another 800-kilowatt turbine and three 50-kilowatt turbines over the next few years.

The pair spoke of communication concerns with the company over discussions regarding turbine setbacks and noise issues and asked council to consider a number of changes to its existing bylaw.

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