Sclenteuch: Residential Noise Amenity

1. Citizen’s Initiative UK wish to submit further New Evidence related to Noise issues on behalf of Save Straiton for Scotland and the Dunaskin Community Development Group. It is our opinion that both South Ayrshire Council and East Ayrshire Council are not aware of this some or all of this Evidence, nor are they fully […]

Why we have no rights when it comes to environmental justice and how it puts our democracy at risk.

Posted Category: Aarhus, Access to Justice, News

The Aarhus Convention is the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters and is a UN Treaty and part of EU legal order, which sets out our rights, and imposes clear rules for governments and public authorities to help ensure that our environment is protected. Specifically, […]

Letter to the World Health Organisation(WHO) re. 2016 Noise Guidelines

Posted Category: Aarhus, Health, Low Frequency Noise

Letter to the World Health Organisation. European guidelines on acceptable levels of noise impact have remained unchanged for almost twenty years. Wind turbines meanwhile have doubled in size increasing their potential to cause noise nuisance. The WHO is currently developing guidelines for the European region to protect public health from environmental noise including that from […]

Re: Decision V/9n concerning compliance by the United Kingdom

Posted Category: Aarhus, Access to Justice, Civil Aviation, Water Contamination

Re: Decision V.9n  concerning compliance by the United Kingdom – invitation to comment on Party concerned’s second progress report: Comments are the result of research and dialogues, not only with professionals, but many at the grass roots of society both here and abroad who are now experiencing what it is like to live with the […]

Water Contamination and windfarm construction: update and what you can do about it.

Posted Category: Aarhus, Health, News, Water Contamination

The ‘Request for Action‘ was lodged with the Scottish Government and agencies in July 2015. The Request for Action document can be downloaded here  The Scottish Government response stated that SEPA is responsible for damage to the Water Environment: “In the Environmental Liability (Scotland) Regulations 2009 transpose the Environmental Liability Directive, article 7 of the 2009 regulations […]

Clean Energy – What is it and what are we paying for?

Posted Category: Aarhus, News

Clean Energy – What is it and what are we paying for? By Pat Swords BE CEng FIChemE CEnv MIEMA Executive Summary “Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so”. • Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher, 1554 – 1642 Dogmas of ‘clean energy’ versus ‘dirty energy’ abound. So much […]

Why reliable information on wind power is so important

Posted Category: Aarhus, Health, News

These presentations were given at the recent inaugural Scottish Rural Parliament held in Oban November 2014.  The presentation was given in two parts illustrating recent disclosures relating to adverse effects of wind power spanning evidence and reports from renowned experts and engineering sources: Part 1: ‘Why reliable information on wind power is so important’ by Christine […]