I understand your point Helsbells, I would not mind having the turbine that close to me for health or for the beauty of the landscape as I don't believe they can be dangerous and I love their looks. But I also want to sell my house in a year or so and if that created problems, I am sure I would not be the most happy bunny. It is selfish, but I would like to get as much as I can off the house, I will need it for the "farm" back home as there is a lot of work to be done there and that will need cash... Where we are we cannot see the turbine from the house, but we can see it as soon as we are on the main road (a few yards away from the house). Based on Google map, we are less than a mile away from it. Anyway, I don't think that if it was visible from the house it would make a major difference thought as there are a lot of houses, warehouses in the way and you would only see the top as part of the town landscape. Still as soon as we are at the farm, I will have my own turbine built, well once we have gone through the mad French bureaucracy... That is bound to get my stress level up
By the way, Helsbells, are you living not far or in Arborifield? Because they want to build some there I think.