"Sylvia and John Wiggins put their 48-acre horse farm near Stayner up for sale last summer for $1.25 million.Read the entire article at the Toronto Star
Then a wind developer sent out notices of its plans to put up big wind turbines on a neighbouring farm.
“Prior to that time, we had a lot of action,” Wiggins said Wednesday. “But from that moment on, none.”
Sylvia Wiggins, the owner of the family property, is now suing not only the wind developer, WPD Canada Corporation, but the owner of the farm that has agreed to lease property for the turbines.
It’s the first time anyone has sued a property owner playing host to a wind development, Wiggins’s lawyer Eric Gillespie, told a news conference.
Gillespie said he doesn’t know if the suit will cast a chill on other landowners who are considering leasing their property to wind developers.
“The intention of this claim is to ensure that the Wiggins situation is dealt with appropriately,” he said. “Whether it has additional impacts is something that obviously we won’t know about…It’ll be a matter of time before we know.”"
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Neighbours sue farmers for offering land to wind turbine development - thestar.com
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