Bicker house blighted by turbines

A FAMILY living near a part-constructed wind farm is experiencing the same problems that plagued the Davises at Deeping St Nicholas.

Seven of the 13 turbines planned for Bicker Fen are up and working but neighbouring couple Steve and Lorraine Rashleigh are horrified by the noise.

Mr Rashleigh, of North Drove, is upset because he was assured there would be no noise pollution.

He said: "They're not all up yet and we can hear noise like an old steam train in the distance 24 hours a day. The turbines are as close as they can be to us. We can't have windows open."

Boston Borough Council gave Wind Prospect planning permission for the development in 2003.

The scheme is to build 13 2MV turbines to generate enough electricity as consumed by 14,500 homes.

Mr Rashleigh hopes to pursue the case to see if he can get his council tax reduced or compensation.

Ultimately he would like the turbines removed but says this will never happen.

The wind farm is due to be finished by late September.

Last month campaigners against wind farms celebrated a landmark tribunal case involving the Davises, which ruled thousands could be knocked off the value of houses close to turbines.