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Windfarms cut house values  

Given two identical houses at the same price, one with wind turbines on the horizon, which would you buy?

No prizes for guessing that the twirling monsters would be a deterrent. But the British Wind Energy Association dismisses this as a “myth about windfarms – their impact on house prices”.

It is hardly surprising that a trade organisation uses “spin” to sell its windmills, but I wonder how it will react to the news in Denmark’s Copenhagen Post (July 30) that its government is drafting a proposal suggesting that “homeowners living in the shadow of the 150-metre giants be compensated for lost property value where values have been brought down by the presence of nearby wind turbines”.

Dr John Etherington

Llanhowell, Pembrokeshire

Western Morning News

7 August 2007

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