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    Have any council tennants been requested by the coucil to use their land for use?

    Western electricity approached us a few months back proposing a sub station in our garden and we would benefit by having fencing put all around our front garden so we said no.

    Today they came back with a small monetry figure.

    I was wondering if anyone else was in this situation and what did they benefit from it as our monerty figure seems miniscule

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    how much did they offer and if its a council house you wont have much choice if they got to the council

    I would worry that there could be some risk to health

    say no again...they'll come back with more money

    i know someone who got 10k for losing part of their garden so council could sell to developers

    If i were you, I would avoid it like the plague because of the electromagntic fields that come from substations and overhead powerlines and the potential heath risk.

    Have a look at this web page lhc.org.uk/mem…htm

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    we got a huge garden

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    wickedteen

    how much did they offer and if its a council house you wont have much … how much did they offer and if its a council house you wont have much choice if they got to the council



    a measily £500 which is £100 off a months rent
    Edited by: "JBAUERBEATSJBOND" 6th Apr 2011

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    Grill

    If i were you, I would avoid it like the plague because of the … If i were you, I would avoid it like the plague because of the electromagntic fields that come from substations and overhead powerlines and the potential heath risk.Have a look at this web pagehttp://www.lhc.org.uk/members/pubs/factsht/52fact.htm



    no powerlines i was just wondering if we said no would they come back with a counter offer

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    loupomm

    i know someone who got 10k for losing part of their garden so council … i know someone who got 10k for losing part of their garden so council could sell to developers



    Was her house bought or rented?

    I remember a thread about the same thing a while back ( ant remember who it was ) but anyways if i remember rightly they werent offered anything , just told it was safe and would cover it with a fence etc !.....................anyway as the saying goes op ' never accept the first offer ' !!

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    shopstilldrops

    I remember a thread about the same thing a while back ( ant remember who … I remember a thread about the same thing a while back ( ant remember who it was ) but anyways if i remember rightly they werent offered anything , just told it was safe and would cover it with a fence etc !.....................anyway as the saying goes op ' never accept the first offer ' !!



    it was me who posted that they have come back now with a cash offer

    I agree, negotiate! as the property belongs to council/housing association, it may well go ahead.
    Try the CAB for advice, however if there is def no risk to your health and it still leave you with a decent amount of space and a fenced in garden, it may be worth haggling. i would haggle at £2000 with a view to accepting not much less.
    Go to your local council planning office to see if any plans have been submitted too.

    JBAUERBEATSJBOND

    it was me who posted that they have come back now with a cash offer





    Oh right ....X).............see what there next offer is (_;)

    JBAUERBEATSJBOND

    Was her house bought or rented?



    council house

    apesvc3

    I would worry that there could be some risk to health



    just say no, fight it with legal means if you have to but say no.

    Grill

    If i were you, I would avoid it like the plague because of the … If i were you, I would avoid it like the plague because of the electromagntic fields that come from substations and overhead powerlines and the potential heath risk.Have a look at this web page http://www.lhc.org.uk/members/pubs/factsht/52fact.htm



    Working in electrical/electronic engineering, I'd suggest the 'information' on that web page is highly suspect.

    Oddly, it goes into detail about what it thinks one might find in the home (but with similar figures for appliances operating at wildly differing power levels),

    With regard to the subject in this thread, it gives no figures at all about EM field strengths relevant to power generation and transmission at any of the grid voltages.

    On top of that, it doesn't give any references for sources and peer reviews of the information about medical effects, so the veracity of the opinion can't be checked.

    Hi,
    I would advise contacting the CAB regarding this matter, as you may find that they have experience of handling clients who in a similar position have been offered a certain amount of offers similar to yours, refused, and then offered alternative accommodation. It could be that by refusing you are putting yourself in a precarious position.

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    Thanks everyone i will go in with a counter offer today and let yall know

    Say yes, if you can have 20k, free electricty for the time you reside at that porperty and your own tesla tower.


    Edited by: "Alfonse" 7th Apr 2011
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