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UK couple’s idyllic home ‘ruined’ after becoming sandwiched between two wind turbines

Exeter Express and Echo — March 29, 2014

A couple living in an idyllic part of Devon say their enjoyment of the countryside has been “ruined” after they became sandwiched between two wind turbines.

Following the installation of a second 130ft (40m) turbine at a farm 310m away, Gareth and Pam Down, can now see masts through the front and back windows of their home at Lower Punchardon Farm, near Winkleigh.

In fact, there is almost no escaping the spinning blades, which are even visible as a moving reflection in glass doors, kitchen appliances and the flat-screen television.

Pam, a school administrator who underwent a series of operations in 2010 after being diagnosed cancer in 2007 , said the pair were still “in shock” at the size of the latest tower, which went up a week ago after a two-year battle.

“You open the curtains in the morning and it is the first thing you see, I don’t think there’s a window you can’t see a turbine through, she added.

“It’s huge, a monstrosity – even when you are not looking at it your eye is drawn to the reflection in the cabinets, the cooker, even the TV – there’s just no getting away from it.

“The impact is intrusive, overbearing and it ruins our outlook, there’s no doubt about that, but my real concern is the noise because it is such a quiet area and it could really affect us at nigh time, especially as we are sandwiched between the two.

“It has caused a lot of stress and anxiety.”  Continue reading here…..

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2 Comments on “UK couple’s idyllic home ‘ruined’ after becoming sandwiched between two wind turbines”

  1. Dougal Quixote March 30, 2014 at 4:53 am #

    Reblogged this on windfarmaction and commented:
    Myth – Renewables UK yesterday came out with a report that wind farms don’t effect house prices. Never mind that a five year old could rip that report to shreds it was so badly done, the truth is that for many in the shadow of a wind turbine it is a life sentence because their properties become simply un-sellable.

  2. cornwallwindwatch March 31, 2014 at 5:21 am #

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch and commented:
    Ruinables UK – what a joke, so LSE and every estate agent in UK got it wrong!?. Does anyone believe anything they say?

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