So now we know that the independent health study commissioned by the joint wind farm developer Shetland Charitable Trust has come too late to have any influence on the development.
Health issues caused by the close proximity of turbines to dwellings is not a new finding as were highlighted by the many references in Sarah Taylor’s report.
It would seem that councillors/trustees were unaware of health effects when they backed the Viking Energy development and rejected the advice of their own planning department – this is a total untruth.
At that same SIC meeting in December 2010 councillors were made well aware by both Iain Malcolmson and myself of the known serious health effects caused by wind turbines and the alarm the Viking Energy development is causing local residents.
Councillor Rick Nickerson won the support of Gussie Angus, Laura Baisley, Jim Budge, Sandy Cluness, Addie Doull, Betty Fullerton, Robert Henderson and Josie Simpson in proposing consent for the Viking Energy development.
These people gave consent for the Viking Energy windfarm in the full knowledge of the health impact on their fellow islanders – none of them will be living within it.
I hope they can hold their heads up high at their achievement – I hold them in utter contempt.