Wind turbines are quieter than expected report residents near proposed development for Aldreth

10:58 21 May 2014

REG Windpower is proposing turbines for Aldreth

REG Windpower is proposing turbines for Aldreth


Visitors on a fact finding mission to a wind farm reported that the turbines were quieter than they had expected.

REG Windpower, the developer proposing three wind turbines at Berry Fen, north-west of Aldreth, organised the coach trip to Swinford Wind Farm in Leicestershire to give local people the opportunity to judge for themselves what the turbines are like.

More than 60 per cent of visitors described the turbines as ‘quieter than expected’ and almost three-quarters said the visit left them with a more positive or similar impression of wind farms than previously.

Bruce Caldwell from REG Windpower said: “It’s great to meet people who are prepared to be open-minded and make their own decisions about the reality of wind energy rather than believing the myths.

“Every time we visit a wind farm, most people tell us how much quieter than expected the turbines are and I’m pleased that this was no exception.

“Visiting in person is by far the best way to judge for yourself what a wind farm is like so I would encourage anyone interested in a trip to get in touch with us.

“We are also always interested in local people’s ideas for how the Community Fund could be spent.”

REG Windpower proposes three wind turbines at Berry Fen, measuring up to 125m to the tip of the blade – the same size as at Swinford.

A planning application is expected to be submitted to East Cambridgeshire District Council this summer.


  • Did REG windscammers take a bus load of tourists to any homes close to the turbines, where they could then comment on how the value of these homes has dropped because of their proximity to the turbines? I'll bet they didn't!

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    angus farquhar

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • What a joke this is, no way on earth is that representative of who was on that trip, 30 people max, 4 of them from the REG spin machine and at least half of the rest I spoke to either there or on the way back and the turbines were worse than they had thought. The noise was deafening and that wasn't even downwind. REG treat people with utter contempt and this is another prime example.

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    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Standard REG Spin!! The more important and factual number are the number of residents in the Haddenham parish against the 'Wind Turbines', who have signed and completed a written survey '716' including 95% of the village residents of Aldreth who responded, that are against the ‘Wind Turbines’

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    Turbine Blight

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • As far I understand there were only approx 30 people on this trip, most were already in favour of wind farms, hardly representative of the community as a whole.

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    Aldreth resident

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • May I suggest the 60 per cent of visitors who described the turbines as ‘quieter than expected’ go back on a windy day, un-announced & stand 500m downwind ….they’ll have a different experience from a trip organized by the developer !! Nb; Wind turbines are remotely operated via a data link from HQ, the output & therefore the noise is controlled at the push of a button. Now, what do you think happens 20mins before an organized trip arrives ??

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    Thursday, May 22, 2014

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