Myth – Renewables UK yesterday came out with a report that wind farms don’t effect house prices. Never mind that a five year old could rip that report to shreds it was so badly done, the truth is that for many in the shadow of a wind turbine it is a life sentence because their properties become simply un-sellable.
Exeter Express and Echo — March 29, 2014
A couple living in an idyllic part of Devon say their enjoyment of the countryside has been “ruined” after they became sandwiched between two wind turbines.
Following the installation of a second 130ft (40m) turbine at a farm 310m away, Gareth and Pam Down, can now see masts through the front and back windows of their home at Lower Punchardon Farm, near Winkleigh.
In fact, there is almost no escaping the spinning blades, which are even visible as a moving reflection in glass doors, kitchen appliances and the flat-screen television.
Pam, a school administrator who underwent a series of operations in 2010 after being diagnosed cancer in 2007 , said the pair were still “in shock” at the size of the latest tower, which went up a week ago after a two-year battle.
“You open the curtains in the morning and it…
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