Owen Patterson is thought to be preparing a dossier on the impact on house prices of all renewable and nuclear technologies. DECC don’t like it but then the Renewable (Wind) industry in collusion with RICS and the DECC have been burying these facts for ages. Planning blight is a well known problem for decades, be it a power station, motorway, railway line or even a supermarket. Planning blight effects properties where applications are in process. According to the DECC this does not happen to wind farms and prices are not impacted. So why should wind farms be so different from every other development. They aren’t! RICS seemingly agrees with the Wind lobby and the DECC but then they base their stats on house sales and with wind farms, houses simply fail to sell at whatever discount is offered. In most cases agents refuse to take instruction not wanting a stagnant property to impact on their sales stats which is what draw their clients in. However even this is brought into doubt as RICS has released information that they cautioned use of the 2007 report as restricted in scope and outdated. Taken then into context why have they still parroted a statement that they consider out of date and unrepresentative and why has it taken until now to stand up to Davey, his predecessor Huhne and the DECC. If, and it’s a big if, Owen Patterson brings down the deck of cards, then the lawyers will be queuing up to sue. Planning authorities, developers, landowners, the DECC and Scottish Government will all be in their sights. With so much to lose Davey and the DECC will not be fighting fair and we really hope that Patterson, one of the good guys, will stand his ground. Looks an interesting period ahead.
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