Denmark has a reputation for supporting wind farm neighbours through a compensation scheme that requires the wind farm to fund loss of value in property. However like many things it is not all it’s cracked up to be. A standard compensation will be limited to around Dkr 250,000 (£42,500) but a recent court case over-rode this and lifted the figure to between Dkr600,000 to Dkr800,000(£102,000 to£136,000) If this becomes the norm the impact on the wind farm operators will be considerable. Read the report here The other important variation is that in the past the home owner had to apply for compensation before the turbine is erected. That seems to have been discounted. The official rules from the Danish Government are here. It fails though to define, as is often the case in the UK and especially Scotland, what compensation is due when a house simply becomes unsellable. In the interest of fairness our government should address this and make wind farms buy in unsellable properties. If they can resell them, even at a discount, then they can recoup their costs. If not it simply proves the point that wind farm developers should carry the costs of their follies.
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