If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.
EMILE ZOLA

Ten years too late, it’s good riddance to wind farms – one of the most dangerous delusions of our age

Christopher Booker UK

"I have been following this (wind turbine) extraordinary story for ten years ever since, in 2002, I first began looking carefully at what really lay behind this deceptive obsession with the charms of wind power. It didn’t take me long, talking to experts and reading up on the technical facts, to see that the fashionable enthusiasm for wind energy was based on a colossal illusion. I first warned about what I called ‘the greatest mistake in our history’ in an article in the Mail almost ten years ago.
I described the claim that it would be the answer to all our future energy problems as a catastrophic failure of judgment. I feared that windpower was stupendously inefficient and ludicrously expensive and that by falling for the greatest energy hoax of our time, the Labour government could be consigning Britain to a very dark future. So unreliable are wind turbines — thanks to the wind’s constant vagaries — that they are one of the most inefficient means of producing electricity ever devised."


"The erection of a wind turbine creates apprehension in the general public, which makes the property less desirable and thus diminishes the prices of neighbouring property...” “Continuing scientific uncertainty over the adverse health consequences of wind turbines only serves to perpetuate the debilitating effect of wind turbines on property prices.”
Ben Lansink, Appraiser

Listen to internet radio with Wind Wise Radio on Blog Talk Radio

Jane and Jullian Davis

5 July 2011

By DAVID WILKES

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

 

  • Kept awake by 320ft turbines despite using earplugs and having double glazing
  • ‘I want to stop the noise so we can go back home and relax and sleep and live like we did five years ago’

 

A couple driven out of their home by noise from a wind farm launched a landmark battle in the High Court yesterday over their inability to get a peaceful night’s sleep.

Jane and Julian… Continue reading

12 July 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk

A couple seeking £2.5m compensation for wind farm noise have been accused of making “exaggerated” claims.

Jane and Julian Davis from Deeping St Nicholas, Lincolnshire, have said the constant hum from the eight turbines forced them to move house.

London’s High Court heard the defence argue the owners and operators had done everything possible to deal with the couple’s concerns.

It was also suggested their sensitivity was “never reasonably foreseeable”.

The couple earlier told the court… Continue reading

6 July 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk

A couple resorted to red wine and sleeping tablets to blot out the noise from a nearby wind farm, the High Court has heard.

Jane and Julian Davis later moved out of their Lincolnshire home because of the “pulsing beat” of the turbines.

Mrs Davis is seeking an injunction to halt the alleged nuisance, or up to £2.5m damages, in a landmark case on the law relating to wind farms.

 

Read more…

13 July 2012

By TRACEY SWEETLAND

http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk

A COUPLE forced out of their home by noise from a wind farm face a second battle after buying a new house close to nine proposed turbines.

Jane and Julian Davis reached an out-of-court settlement at the end of 2011 after a five-year battle over alleged noise nuisance from the wind farm at Deeping St Nicholas.

After the settlement, the couple spoke of the relief at the end of their nightmare and… Continue reading

30 November 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-15964338

 

A case in which a couple claimed they had been forced from their home by wind farm noise has been settled.

Jane and Julian Davis from Deeping St Nicholas, Lincolnshire, who had been seeking £2.5m in compensation, said the low frequency hum made them ill.

But at London’s High Court, the defence said the couple were “over-sensitive”.

The judge has now been told the couple and the wind farm’s owners and operators have agreed a… Continue reading

By ANDREW LEVY

20 April 2010

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1267250/Couple-sue-380k-driven-home-noise-wind-turbines.html

 

The 150-acre farm was the answer to Julian and Jane Davis’s dreams of a quiet life in the country.

He would grow crops while she planned to build a wooden chalet to run reflexology, therapy and counselling sessions.

Their rural peace was shattered, however, when eight giant wind turbines were erected nearby.

Read more

By Nigel Bunyan and Martin Beckford

26 Jul 2008

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/3348084/Homeowners-living-near-windfarms-see-property-values-plummet.html

 

Thousands of homeowners may see the value of their properties plummet after a court ruled that living near a wind farm decreases house prices.

In a landmark case, Jane Davis was told she will get a discount on her council tax… Continue reading

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200708/ldselect/ldeconaf/195/195we18.htm

 

1.  WHY WE ARE QUALIFIED TO RESPOND TO THIS CALL FOR EVIDENCE?

1.1  We are Jane and Julian Davis, we farm (on a county council smallholding) in Spalding, South Lincolnshire. Julian has always farmed, in the place that is our home, and is also an agronomist. Jane is a Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor (retired) and has been involved with mainly rural communities since… Continue reading