To what extent do wind farms affect residential property values and attitudes towards renewable energy in Rye, Kent

Robinson, Craig (2011) To what extent do wind farms affect residential property values and attitudes towards renewable energy in Rye, Kent. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Increasing legislative pressure to reduce climate change has resulted in a rapid increase in the use of renewable technologies. The use of wind power has been strongly harnessed by the government and led to a rapid expansion in on shore wind farm developments. Although the size and technology associated with these structures continues to increase, there is little research into their affect upon the natural surroundings and the opinion of the public who must live in close proximity. This paper summarises the findings of a research project designed to investigate whether wind turbines affect residential property values within the nearby area, and furthermore, analyses the opinions of the public and professionals within the industry of such developments. The study found some reason to suggest that property values were negatively influenced by up to 15% and also revealed the ‘NIMBY’ attitude is still very much the view of many residents.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011 09:14
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:48
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/5389

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