People living near new wind farm claim television and mobile phone problems as well as noise issues, according to MP.

PEOPLE living close to the wind turbines at Fullabrook have suffered problems with television and mobile phone reception according to a survey by North Devon MP Nick Harvey.

Mr Harvey launched the survey on his website after meeting with residents who were concerned at noise levels and other problems associated with the turbines.

The survey, which 62 people completed, highlighted concern about noise from residents closest to the turbines, as well as problems with TV reception and “flicker” from the blades of the machines.

“Now the turbines are fully operational, we have been able to get a clearer picture of what the issues are for local residents,” said Mr Harvey.

“Whether it is a case of upgrading aerials on people’s properties, or switching individual turbines off during certain wind conditions, I am hopeful we can find a way forward.

“The company that developed the site has been pro-active in responding to concerns I have raised in the past and I am confident they want to work alongside homeowners to find a way forward.”