Wind Turbines

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Jim Cousins Jim Cousins Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what standards regulate aerodynamically generated wind noise in residential areas; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Minister of State (e-Commerce & Competitiveness)

Currently planning authorities take into account the recommendations and methodologies for the measurement of noise in the case of wind farms as set out in the report 'ETSU-R-97: The Assessment and Rating of Noise from Wind Farms'.

The report is available on the DTI website at www.dti.gov.uk/energy/renewables/publications/noise assessment.shtml.

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