Property Values

WMN Letters: Wind farm study confirms the obvious

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: February 03, 2014

A recent study by the London School of Economics (to be published during February this year), which looked at 150 wind farms across England and Wales over a period of 12 years, has clearly shown that wind generators reduce the value of homes.

The study found that homes within 1.2 miles of a large wind farm had their values reduced by about 11%. Indeed, near the Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm in Romney Marsh (where homes cost near to £1 million), house values could drop by more than £100,000 – the study found that even a small wind farm that blighted views would hit house prices!

So when the policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics said the results are not really surprising, you have to wonder what planet these people are on.

Surely older generations with their ‘good old common sense’ would have wondered why a study is needed to prove the ‘blindingly obvious’.

by Dave Haskell

Ontario court allows lawsuits against wind company and landowners … just a matter of time

Court Accepts 22% to 50% Loss of Property Values is Occurring Today; Court and Wind Company also Acknowledge Health and Noise Issues in Context of Motion

TORONTO, April 23, 2013 /CNW/ – In a decision released late yesterday, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has determined that while residents of Clearview Township cannot bring claims for a proposed industrial wind project at this time, the ruling is “without prejudice to the plaintiffs’ rights to commence an action for identical or similar relief when and if the Fairview Wind Project receives the necessary approvals to be constructed.” [Para. 6].   Continue reading …