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Disclosure of Wind Energy Proposals

Good Morning.

I have had the following comment / question posted on the comments board.

“Since you have indicated that you talked to some real estate agents in the eventuality of putting your house on the market, I wonder whether or not the seller has to disclose the possibility of the presence of a Windmill Farm nearby in the near future. If so, it would already have an impact on the saleability of the house. What would be the percentage of the decrease? And have the real estate agents noticed an increase of people wanting to leave the area?”

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August 26, 2008 Posted by | Comments, Issues, Prince Edward County, Property Prices | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beware the shield of hindsight – I may have a crystal ball

Hello

I have spent the past two days rather sadly investigating the possibility of selling my home, discussing things with a number of real estate agents. It makes me so sad to think I might have to move again, they all agree I have a lovely home. It seems like just a few weeks ago I was writing this article on another web-site about moving in. I thought my dreams had come alive, but now they are blowing away. 

I’ve continued to read through article after article on the web. I thought about adding links to them, but there are so many. I’ve put a couple of links on the front page to some central sites that will prove a good launch pad, including a UK government paper which provides some interesting info.

I finally have some idea now about what I want this web site to try and achieve and have revised the about page and added some aims.  

I have also written a second essay titled Beware the shield of hindsight – I may have a crystal ball which really sets out my concerns. You can read it here.

Tomorrow I am having a day off. Hopefully I’ll see my third child through the magic of Ultrasound, I’m not going to let anything spoil that.

Friday I’ll write to the council, and contact several newspapers about a fun competition – who said wind turbines had to be all essays and writing. A picture can say a thousand words, and I’m planing a “guess the title” competition called Green or Greedy! I’m offering a $100 prize too.  Hopefully launch it over the weekend, but I’ll release more details at the end of the week. 

Take Care, Steven

August 7, 2008 Posted by | Info, Issues, News, Prince Edward County | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Noise papers

Here are three interesting links to “late night reads” with reference to noise and windfarms. (the UK on land report cover all aspects) They are UK Government study / policy group papers. 

  • Onshore Wind Noise  UK BERR Interesting to see UK states 200 – 300 m for a 100-106db head to be 45-50db spot. No mention of 25db rural levels, Explanation of noise, low info describing type of type of noise from wind turbines.
  • UK Windfarm Noise Assessment Study 1996  UK BERR – a lengthy and in-depth study in 1996 that still appears to be a primary document on noise source.
  • UK On Land Report UK wind Energy Review Nov 2005 Government report covering all aspects of wind turbines, including noise. Interesting to once again see different figures for the 4db point. 20 – 40db mentioned for Rural. Interesting notes on Visual settings.

August 2, 2008 Posted by | Noise, Research, UK | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Effect of Wind Farms on Local House Prices

Location, Location, Location – the three golden words of property value. Improve elements of the location and it figures that house prices go up, reduce them and my home is less desirable so it would figure that the price some is prepared to pay will go down.

Therefore if large scale wind farms are Good things we should see increasing values, if they are bad then one can conclude that the reverse should hold.

It goes without saying that all wind turbine companies report that we should not feel concerned about the values of our houses dropping if wind farms are built close by or turbines appear in our view. Yet the No camp state the reverse. With some fairly in depth reports mentioned this should be a simple a essay, a good place to to start a detailed examination of the pros and cons of wind turbines.

But life is never that simple!

Full Article CLICK HERE

July 31, 2008 Posted by | Property Prices | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment