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Oppose property line setback reduction  

Credit:  www.chathamdailynews.ca 24 May 2012 ~~

We have been following the wind turbine development here in South Kent carefully.

We are supportive of and understand the need for green energy and extra income for Chatham Kent and farmers. However, we have become alarmed by the number of wind turbines appearing daily. Why do they seem to be sprouting up everywhere?

Initially, the official government property line setbacks seemed adequate: 150 metres between the base of the wind turbine and neighbour’s property lines.

Then, an amendment to the original legislation came into effect Jan.1, 2011. Under this legislation the 150 metre setback could be reduced to 60 metre if the wind turbine proponent compiled a Property Line Assessment Report.

Details on www.southkentwind.com Design and Operations report outlines South Kent’s Property Line Assessments. Page 28 lists 56 wind turbines that will have only 60 to 99 metre setbacks from neighbouring property lines.

That means that South Kent will have 56 more wind turbines than would normally have been built. In addition, if a 150 metre turbine collapses or throws a blade or ice it is very likely to impact the neighbouring property which is a mere 60 to 99m away.

We need green energy and future income coming into Chatham Kent. We object to the reduction of property line setbacks and the squeezing in of even more wind turbines into this picturesque and productive area.

Dianne and Doug Flook

Chatham-Kent farmers

Source:  www.chathamdailynews.ca 24 May 2012

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