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If the council want to put an Electrical Substation in your garden...Risk issues

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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
So we rent off the council and they came knocking the other day because of our situation of having a corner house with a huge garden they asked if they could have part of the garden for an electrical substation and they would put a pretty fence aroung it.
Are there any risks of having one of these so close to our house?
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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#1
how ugly is that gonna look, if you say no will they do it anyway?
#2
LOL Why did they ask? Crazy.
3 Likes #3
only a risk if you jump the fence and starting licking it.
banned#4
Tell them to beat it

I wouldnt want a hideous thing like that in my garden

You do know how big they are ?
#5
No my friend has one smack bang next door to him , i would try and get something out of them for your trouble though even though it is there land to do as they please.
2 Likes #6
Someone invent Google.
#7
say no and live without electricity
#8
Do they still make a buzzing noise? or are new ones quieter? That would be something to think bout
1 Like #9
Ask them how much they'll knock off your rent.
#10
if you have the choice why would you agree to it? having said that we had one next to our house when i was growing up and we didnt think about it tbh and never saw it due to the fence..only thought when you asked about it so clearly didnt bother me.
I would think if you ever want to buy the house in the future it will effect its resale value? and if the land is a good size you may be able to sell it or build on it yourself?
1 Like #11
They should offer you some sort of compensation at least, either a one off payment or reduced rent , as they are taking up some of your garden , as for safety i am not sure tbh ,
#12
If they have asked you then write to them and say something like

'you recently asked me if I would be prepared to have an electrical substation in my garden. After some thought I have decided that I would/would not (delete as necessary) like a substation in my garden,

yours sincerely

JBAUERBEATSJBOND'


Edited By: Foxy102 on Jan 20, 2011 16:36
1 Like #13
I would say a big fat NO, bet they wouldn't have one in their garden!!
3 Likes #14
Complaining when you get a subsidised house and the owners want to do something with it? Don't like it? You know what to do.
#15
could be bad if you ever sell i guess
1 Like #16
davver99
could be bad if you ever sell i guess

Its council, they rent (_;)
#17
shopstilldrops
[quote=davver99] could be bad if you ever sell i guess


Its council, they rent (_;)[/quote

Right to buy may come into play if they purchase their council house.
#18
Dont do it! It would de-value your house too much!!

Would you buy a house next to one?
#19
What about your neighbours as well? Would they be pleased?
1 Like #20
Do it, then when theyve gone smash into it and fill your boots with lovely free electricity.
#21
If there is a right to buy surely if the OP doesnt bother him then at least they can get the house cheaper!?
#22
I can't think that there would be health risks, unless you have kids that like to climb and ignore warning signs. Still, I would not like one in my garden though I do not think it would put me off buying a property if it had one.
1 Like #23
Op isnt asking about buying the property though, there asking about the safety of having an electrical substation in there garden ,and whether they should agree to it !
[helper]#24
How close are we talking about 3 feet, 6 feet, 20 feet?

I'd be worried about a couple of things - will it affect your house contents insurance? eg if it catches fire and is right next to your house..........

Noise - some of them making a humming noise.......

Electromagnetic radiation - I think you'll be okay but you might want to do a quick google....

Edited By: gari189 on Jan 20, 2011 16:56
banned 2 Likes #25
Tell them yes, providing they rewire your house and give you all the electricity you need for free.
#26
Not interested in buying. Do you think as they will be taking 50% of my front garden I might get to pay less rent?
#27
gari189
How close are we talking about 3 feet, 6 feet, 20 feet? I'd be worried about a couple of things - will it affect your house contents insurance? eg if it catches fire and is right next to your house..........Noise - some of them making a humming noise.......Electromagnetic radiation - I think you'll be okay but you might want to do a quick google....

it would be around 20 foot away
#28
my cousin lost a chunk of her garden back to the council for different reasons, she got a sizeable payout for it, even though its a council house!
#29
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
Not interested in buying. Do you think as they will be taking 50% of my front garden I might get to pay less rent?

Yes or a lump sum as compensation
#30
They give you cancer and make you vote conservative, dont do it.
#31
So it would be in front garden, does this mean it will be in your front window view?
#32
no off to the side not within view. We got a letter saying they will make sure it looks nice and out of sight and may put a nice fence around but no monetry value
#33
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
no off to the side not within view. We got a letter saying they will make sure it looks nice and out of sight and may put a nice fence around but no monetry value

I would say no at first! If they are desperate for that bit of land they will try doing a better deal with you. If they are not desperate for that bit of land then they will move on and try the next person.
#34
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
no off to the side not within view. We got a letter saying they will make sure it looks nice and out of sight and may put a nice fence around but no monetry value


Give me a reason why you would agree to it?
It makes no sense even contemplating it.
#35
think about maintenance as well... if it breaks down you'll have workmen traipsing around in your garden. How long would the installation take - - days, weeks?

if you're not getting anything out of it, tell them to do one. And if they are offering something for your trouble, ask for more!
#36
thesaint
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
no off to the side not within view. We got a letter saying they will make sure it looks nice and out of sight and may put a nice fence around but no monetry value


Give me a reason why you would agree to it?
It makes no sense even contemplating it.

Agreed!
#37
i would def want something in return..otherwise its a joke.
#38
YEAH thats the basis of the letter
2 Likes #39
Do you seriously think the council hasnt risk assesed how close these things are allowed to be?
#40
My next door neighbour (End of terrace) has one on the side of his garden. It does make a humming noise sometimes. I am not sure if the new ones do this still.

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