August 7th, 2012 by

Lawsuit over windmills in County

A group of Prince Edward County residents who live nearby a proposed wind farm development have filed a lawsuit against the wind company and over 20 landowners it has agreements with.

Our newsroom has learned that a 14 million dollar civil suit, involving 20 plaintiffs,  was filed in Picton court on Thursday.

The Statement of Claim alleges that the property values of property near the proposed 29 turbine wind farm will go down because of the development.

The company, White Pines wind farm, has plans to build in South Marysburg ward.

The company says it will defend the lawsuit, adding that several studies show that wind farms have little effect on property values.