It has been confirmed that noise assessment around Fullabrook Down Wind Farm can finally start next month.
The site developer ESB has informed North Devon Council that Western Power Distribution will allow for the wind farm to operate at full capacity from Monday 20 February. This will enable specialist equipment to be installed at 12 sites around the development, to allow for a comprehensive and robust assessment of noise issues.
The 12 measurement positions that have been selected are in the following locations:
- Greenhill/Middle Marwood
- Burland Farm
Council officers are currently contacting residents at the 12 selected sites to secure the necessary permissions to install the equipment.
The sound level meters will measure noise for a minimum of one month, until sufficient data has been captured. The data will be collected regularly and will of course take into consideration factors such as varying wind speed and direction.