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Wind Power: Noise

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 4347, tabled on 23 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effects of (a) low-frequency sound and (b) amplitude modulation from onshore wind turbines on public (i) health and (ii) quality of life.

Answered on

28 October 2019

In 2016 the Department for Energy and Climate Change published a report which makes recommendations for how local planning authorities can assess amplitude modulation and use planning conditions to control it where necessary.

Answered by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy