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    6kw kingspan turbine

    In Scotland, what is the minimum distance allowed between a neighbours house & a 6kw kingspan turbine?
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    Re: 6kw kingspan turbine

    As far as I am aware the smaller turbines (below 50m) have no minimum separation distance. For these larger ones some local councils sometime have policy like no houses within x times the rotor diameter.

    Which side of the fence are you on. erecting or objecting?

    The council could put a noise condition on it if its close.

    How close are you talking??

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    Re: 6kw kingspan turbine

    Application appeared in planning with location in my field (which Im unsure if its an honest mistake or a scam or to make it look further away from another house). Location plan now changed.
    I seem think 120m is the figure used according to another neighbour who had one close to his uncles house. Which would make it too close for this application.

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    Re: 6kw kingspan turbine

    Don't think any absolute distances for small turbines but you need to look at the "noise performance test" for that turbine. it'll be a coloured graph showing wind speed and noise for a range of distances (a bit like those energy rating stickers on new freezers). All MCS accredited turbines have to have them and it'll give you a good idea if close is too close.
    Unless you are in a very windy site, I shouldn't worry cos it'll never be generating anything anyway!

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    Re: 6kw kingspan turbine

    Any one ever in stall the B&Q type very small wind turbines on their house? Now that would take ages to produce quantity of electric?

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    Re: 6kw kingspan turbine

    Funny you should ask, RGT. I've had a Rutland microturbine on the barn for 10 years and before that it was on another barn for 10 years. Just been trickle charging tractor batteries (used for 12V lights) all that time. You wouldn't want one on your house as it causes reverberation and would shake the slates off the roof! if it did qualify for FITs it still wouldn't have paid for itself in 20 years but has given barn lights at a huge saving form a mains connection. Don't think the B&Q ones were as robust as the Rutland though!!!!

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    Re: 6kw kingspan turbine

    Quote Originally Posted by sprocket View Post
    Application appeared in planning with location in my field (which Im unsure if its an honest mistake or a scam or to make it look further away from another house). Location plan now changed.
    I seem think 120m is the figure used according to another neighbour who had one close to his uncles house. Which would make it too close for this application.
    Anyone can apply for planning permission for anything on any land.

    No need to own it.

    All they have to do is inform you.
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