Restrictions placed on proposed Indiana wind power project


A proposed 150 MW wind farm in Indiana will be allowed to continue development as long as it meets certain conditions, according to a report from McClatchy.

The Prairie Breeze Wind Farm, which is being developed in Tipton, Ind. by juwi Wind, received a conditional use permit from the Tipton County Board of Zoning Appeals, provided the developers guarantee it won’t diminish property values and tubines are built at least 1,500 feet from property lines, the report states.

According to McClatchy, the only county in the U.S. that has a guaranteed property value provision for the placement of a wind farm is in DeKalb County, Ill. If a property owner is unable to sell his or her home for the appraised value, the wind energy company must provide the difference between the sale price and the appraised value at closing.

juwi Wind has 30 days to file an appeal on the decision.

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