As someone who lives close to the prospective windfarm site, my personal objection is not to the appearance of wind turbines - provided they are too far away to hear, I think they look majestic and graceful, and no worse than electricity pylons striding powerfully (excuse pun) across the countryside. My concern is principally with the construction period, as the access road will be built across the bottom of the lane I live on (which is not a through road), destroying a well-established area of trees, shrubs and plants, and incidentally providing easy future access for fly-tipping and other antisocial activities. It seems highly likely that the roadlaying will disrupt local residents' lives, particularly for those needing to get to and from work, schools, hospitals etc. The access road will also utilise narrow, twisting local streets, passing schools, the fire station, and churches, as well as many houses built close to the roadway.
The massive lorries, transporters, cranes etc passing along these roads will present a danger to other traffic and pedestrians, as well as producing large amounts of "greenhouse gases" and causing wear and tear to roads never meant to carry such weights.
The access road across the moorland to Crook Hill, and the installation of the turbines, will destroy large areas of peat bog, thus releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in addition to the pollution caused by the heavy plant and machinery, and also cause damage to the local wildlife habitat; and the danger to birds from the turbine blades (which move very fast at the tips) is well known. There are already 26 turbines on the hills above Rochdale, which do not operate if there is too little or too much wind, and therefore conventional forms of electricity generation (eg coal and nuclear) will still be needed to make up the shortfall. The level of noise pollution caused by the turbines is not yet known but reports from other areas are not encouraging.
The disadvantages would seem to heavily outweigh the advantages of this windfarm, the main beneficiary being Coronation Power; and I believe that most people, if they lived in the affected area, would become "nimbies". The value of their houses, like ours, would be adversely affected, as would the quality of their lives.