By Barb McKay
A Kincardine couple has launched an appeal against the Armow Wind Project, fearing that the wind energy development will negatively impact their health.
Sharon Kroeplin told The Independent Monday that she and her husband Ken are appealing the project in an attempt to put it on hold until studies, including the current Health
The Kroeplins live on Concession 7 and learned that one turbine will be located 599 metres from their home. The provincial setback minimum is 550 metres, but the
“The municipality wanted 800 metres, but the company just went ahead and did what they wanted,” Kroeplin said.
The couple is concerned that their close proximity to the wind turbines could cause health problems, as voiced by residents who live within other developments, including the Ripley Wind Power Project.
The Falconer LLP law firm, based in
There are a number of conditions attached to the renewable energy approval of the Armow Wind Project. Samsung and Pattern must carry out an acoustic emission audit of the sound levels produced by the operation of the equipment to ensure compliance with the Ministry’s noise emission limits; implement the pre- and post-construction Natural Heritage monitoring program, which includes bird and bat monitoring; implement mitigation measures as discussed with NAV Canada; notify the Ministry of complaints received alleging adverse effect caused by the construction, installation, operation, use or retirement of the facility; and prepare a traffic management plan to be provided to the local planning board and local services boards.
Jody Law, a developer for Pattern, said Monday that the companies were only just made aware of the appeal.
“We will look at the appeal and see what our next steps are,” he said.