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    Solar Farms; How Do You Fight Them?

    So We have had a situation that we have been fighting for a couple of years. The people who own the property around ours have made a deal with a solar company to put in a solar farm. 960 acres and it will surround us on 3 sides. we live on a gravel road and there is only one way in and out from our house. It will be like living in the middle of an industrial sight.

    I spoke at all the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors meetings. I told them about all the research I had done on large solar farms, how they might increase the temperature, and decrease rainfall, some even say it can make people sick as well as ruining our property values. I felt like I was talking to a brick wall, they paid no attention to any of us.

    A group of us from the neighborhood took out an injunction and stopped them for a while. But when it came time for the hearing our lawyer totally bombed. Now I can't find another lawyer to take the case.

    Recently they came in and did a little work for around a week. I that weeks time they tore down the electric wires and cut off our electricity, drove machinery that has tracks instead of wheels up and down the road and tore up the road, roaring around with large machinery up and down by our house, my husband works at night and has to try and sleep in the daytime. and every time I drove up or down the road I had to stop and wait for them to move machinery or trucks that were sitting in the middle of the road.
    and that was for just one week I dread when they get in here full time.

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    Re: Solar Farms; How Do You Fight Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hope6 View Post
    So We have had a situation that we have been fighting for a couple of years. The people who own the property around ours have made a deal with a solar company to put in a solar farm. 960 acres and it will surround us on 3 sides. we live on a gravel road and there is only one way in and out from our house. It will be like living in the middle of an industrial sight.

    I spoke at all the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors meetings. I told them about all the research I had done on large solar farms, how they might increase the temperature, and decrease rainfall, some even say it can make people sick as well as ruining our property values. I felt like I was talking to a brick wall, they paid no attention to any of us.

    A group of us from the neighborhood took out an injunction and stopped them for a while. But when it came time for the hearing our lawyer totally bombed. Now I can't find another lawyer to take the case.

    Recently they came in and did a little work for around a week. I that weeks time they tore down the electric wires and cut off our electricity, drove machinery that has tracks instead of wheels up and down the road and tore up the road, roaring around with large machinery up and down by our house, my husband works at night and has to try and sleep in the daytime. and every time I drove up or down the road I had to stop and wait for them to move machinery or trucks that were sitting in the middle of the road.
    and that was for just one week I dread when they get in here full time.
    Over here you could go for compensation for loss of property value, if it’s a private road you could go for criminal damage but apart from that all I can see is trying to get the planning permission overturned.

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    Re: Solar Farms; How Do You Fight Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hope6 View Post
    Recently they came in and did a little work for around a week.
    It sounds like they're trying to force you to sell so they can fill in the missing piece of their scheme.
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    Re: Solar Farms; How Do You Fight Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    Over here you could go for compensation for loss of property value, if it’s a private road you could go for criminal damage but apart from that all I can see is trying to get the planning permission overturned.
    Hi Bryn. Problem is they claim that solar farms don't cause any loss to property value and they claim to have done a study on the matter and the board of supervisors believed every thing they said. Also it's a state road, not a private one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    It sounds like they're trying to force you to sell so they can fill in the missing piece of their scheme.
    Well the people who own the land have been buying up everything in the area that comes up for sale.

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