The southwesternontario.ca website posted the first of a two-part series on Ontario communities activities concerning industrial wind turbines.
‘I don’t plan on moving because of wind turbines’ says Stayner man | Your online newspaper for Southwestern Ontario:
“We looked at ways we could participate in the planning process and realized there were no options for us,” he said. “We looked at ways that we could prevent the project from moving forward.”
One of those ways was to develop residences, 16 by 20 feet, within the turbine setbacks, which qualified under the Ontario Building Code with hot and cold running water, a septic system, ventilation, and electricity. A total of eight permits were initially issued for the structures, and seven are currently being constructed at a cost to the community of $400,000, and $168,000 for building permits alone. Elwood said the community has spent over $700,000 when factoring other costs like their own consultants and lawyers.
“When you have that many people working on your behalf, it adds up quick,” he said.
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...they’re missing existing houses too on the maps when we go through them,” Howard said. “I’m not certain that Invenergy has a viable project in this area based on the information we have.”
The new layout brings the turbines closer to the Collingwood airport, as well as putting them in the way of Elwood’s own aerodome, interfering with approach and departure paths for aircraft by creating physical obstacles and turbulence.