The following extract is from a website Element Power
” How long is the useful life of the wind farm and what happens after the wind farm has reached its useful life?
A typical wind farm’s useful life is 30 years. When a facility is no longer operating, it is the project owner’s responsibility to remove the facility. This consists of removing all improvements made on the property to 3 feet below the surface. Additionally, the land will be restored as closely as feasible to its original condition.”
Awel Deg conspirators will be aware of this requirement, but are those members of the public who are being talked into “joining up” being made aware that they will also need to be party to the eventual removal costs which, of course will be escalating year on year?
Who will be accepting liability for the drop in value of house and property prices in the (vast) surrounding area. The adverse effect in other areas has already been reported by the wider press. In some areas properties have been moved to a lower band for council tax due to the presence of turbines – official recognition of the adverse effect! Anyone in doubt should Google “The Jane and Julian Davis case”
Who will be accepting liability for the adverse effect on our amazing local range of wildlife, especially those broadly classed as “birds of prey” which seem to be the most at risk from these enormous machines.
In other areas there are reports of individual people suffering various conditions and illnesses attriibuted to the presence of these machines. Specifically, which member of Awel Deg should affected people serve litigation upon? There will need to be a “responsible person”.
If tourism is adversely affected by the presence of these monsters, as many believe it will be, specifically which Awel Deg individual should compensation claims be served upon for loss of business? Owners of hotels, caravan sites, Bed & breakfast establishments and local service industries should start preparing their cases now.
As the turbines do not work without wind, and need to be turned off when there is plenty of wind it seems highly unlikely that said turbine(s) will ever produce a return for investors, or make any worthwhile, meaningful contribution to the national grid. Succesful legal challenges for compensation should then wipe out any unlikely benefits.
I urge readers not to support this scheme and I urge relevant authorities to reject it totally.
Les Dickinson, Cardigan