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A couple who claim they have been unable to sleep since wind turbines were built near their home are to take their battle to the High Court in a landmark case on noise pollution.
By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent
Published: 7:00AM BST 16 Sep 2009
Jane Davis and her husband Julian from Deeping, St Nicholas live less than 1,000 metres from a huge wind farm that was built three years ago.
The couple say the noise from the eight 330 ft (100m) turbines keeps them awake at night and has forced them to move into rented accommodation.
The 150-acre farm was the answer to Julian and Jane Davis's dreams of a quiet life in the country.
He would grow crops while she planned to build a wooden chalet to run reflexology, therapy and counselling sessions.
Their rural peace was shattered, however, when eight giant wind turbines were erected nearby.
Writ: Julian and Jane Davis claim they have lost everything since 320ft high turbines (top left) were built near their Lincolnshire home.
A couple have settled a High Court damages action against the owners and operators of a wind farm they say drove them from their farmhouse home with its ''unbearable'' noise.
A judge was told today the terms of the settlement agreed by tenant farmers Sarah Jane and Julian Davis were strictly confidential.
The couple moved out of Grays Farm in Deeping St Nicholas, near Spalding, Lincolnshire, in December 2006 six months after the eight-turbine wind farm began operating about half a mile from their home.