This is what we will hear in the backyard of our newly built home in Melancthon when the wind turbine is installed. This is WITH the 550 Meter setback.
The approval of wind energy projects within close proximity to occupied homes is tantamount to an inverse condemnation, or regulatory taking of private property rights, as the noise and impacts are in some respects a physical invasion, an easement in gross over neighboring properties, and the direct impacts reduce property values and the rights of nearby neighbors.
One bank in the Melancthon area is not allowing lines of credit to be secured by houses
situated near wind turbines. In a letter to one family situated close to the turbines, the bank wrote, “we find your property a high risk and its future marketability may be jeopardized.”
When the value of the land is going to drop as many people fear, including realty professionals, the difference in taxes will have to be paid by the rest of the community eg. by the local residents.