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Noise Assessment

All wind turbines produce noise and it is important that turbines are correctly sighted.

Complaints against installed turbines can pose significant difficulties for the owner. Local Planning Authorities require significant evidence to show that any proposed turbines will not negatively impact on neighbouring properties.

Capture Energy employ local noise consultants to ensure that the criteria set by LPA’s is met at each site. This is normally satisfied by a desktop assessment, however in a number of cases we also insist that a full background noise survey is completed showing compliance with ETSU and LPA requirements at the nearest neighbour’s properties. The level of noise assessment required will be determined during Step 1 of the planning process.  Each turbine requires a different minimum offset from non-financially involved neighbouring properties.