§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what standards regulate aerodynamically generated wind noise in residential areas; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Timms
Currently planning authorities take into account the recommendations and methodologies for the measurement of noise in the case of wind farms as set out in the report 'ETSU-R-97: The Assessment and Rating of Noise from Wind Farms'.1630W
The report is available on the DTI website at www.dti.gov.uk/energy/renewables/publications/noise assessment.shtml.