By TAMARA COHEN, EMILY ANDREWS and MARK DUELL DAILY MAIL 31 May 2012
The wind farm rebellion gathered pace yesterday following a landmark High Court ruling.
Campaigners are taking heart from a judge’s decision on Tuesday that the right of villagers to preserve their landscape is more important than renewable energy targets. Mrs Justice Lang said that four 350 ft turbines would harm the character and appearance of Hemsby on the edge of the… Continue reading
I understand the County is considering a 1,000 foot residential setback requirement for wind turbines, and I have read that certain committee members are contemplating a recommendation increasing that to a 1,500 foot minimum. My testimony will address the adequacy of such setbacks, based upon a synopsis of widely known, reported and/or studied effects of living in close proximity to utility scale wind turbine projects. My testimony also includes results of my own independent study of… Continue reading
October 4, 2012
(Queen’s Park)—Today, Lisa Thompson, MPP (Huron-Bruce) wrote to the Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan and asked him to immediately direct the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) to begin a third-party study into the property values of homes within a wind turbine zone.
After the London Free Press reported that another independent study has come forth from Ben Lansink of Lansink Appraisals and Consulting stating that homes within a wind turbine zone are selling for much less than… Continue reading
January 10 2004
By Lewis Smith
WIND farms can ruin the peace of the countryside and destroy the value of nearby homes, a judge has ruled.
The ruling is the first of its kind and damages the wind energy industry’s assertion that it is “a myth” that property prices are affected.
District Judge Michael Buckley said that the noise, visual intrusion and flickering of light through the blades of turbines reduced the value of a house by… Continue reading