HL Deb 23 March 2004 vol 659 cc93-4WA
Lord Dixon-Smith

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What investigations they are carrying out into the health of persons living in the vicinity of wind farms. [HL1508]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Sainsbury of Turville)

The Government believe that the existing planning guidelines on the siting of wind turbines are sufficient to protect human health. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has already reviewed published research on low frequency noise and its effects, although this did not look specifically at health issues or low frequency noise from wind turbines. The Department of Health will consider whether any further work in this particular area is required.