[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Turbine fears all came true  

Credit:  Sussex Express | www.sussexexpress.co.uk 7 August 2012 ~~

Your readers may have read an article in the Daily Mail (‘Wind Farms DO hit house prices’, Gerri Peeve, July 23).

This reported that the value of a home near the Fullabrook wind farm, Barnstaple, has been reduced from £400,000 to £300,000 by the presence of turbines. This was confirmed by the Valuation Office Agency and resulted in a reduction in council tax of just £39 per month. One of the major factors in this devaluation decision was turbine noise.

There is an interesting parallel for any Ringmer residents who are now reporting turbine noise and seeking council tax reductions. The main spokesperson for the Fullabrook development was a Mr Hector Christie, brother of Mr Augustus Christie, Chief Executive of Glyndebourne Productions Limited.

Before and during the public inquiry Augustus Christie, his ‘experts’ and Ringmer’s LibDem councillors denied any possibility of such a noise nuisance. Indeed Councillor Professor Emeritus Peter Gardiner characterised suggestions of noise and of a threat to property values as ‘scaremongering’.

Hopefully, never again will local politicians offer technical or scientific insights on such a crucial issue unless they can claim demonstrable expertise.

On a lighter note, one can only hope that there are no more Christie siblings planning grandiose ‘green energy’ solutions.

Dr Tony Parker, Ringmer

Source:  Sussex Express | www.sussexexpress.co.uk 7 August 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

 Follow: