Should minimum distances between housing and wind turbines be required by law?

The neighbours view the use of “sufficient distance” parameters defined in meters as an easy way to monitor and secure their right to a safe and healthy living environment whereas project developers, on the other hand, wish to have certainty as to which areas may be designated for wind farm development.

Associate Jenny-Li Holmström at Hammarström Puhakka Partners, Attorneys Ltd, has written an article which aims to address from a legal perspective the reasons why it is recommendable to refrain from establishing definite distance requirements or recommendations. The article was published in the Finnish Wind Power Association’s paper Tuulienergiaa, including an abstract in English.

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