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Construction - How is it done? - What impact does it have?
Wind Farm Construction
Wind farm construction has more similarity with the building of a new motorway than a new building. It certainly has no similarity whatsoever with anything to do with farming.
Traffic volumes are high, and a large number of exceptional loads are required to deliver the turbine. The new roads require thousands of lorry journeys to bring crushed rock to the site and to remove spoil. Huge quantities of concrete are used involving fleets of lorries making continuous deliveries.
The problems for residents can be :-