NORWICH TOWNSHIP – The group against the Gunn’s Hill wind turbine project want potential investors to know if the wind farm goes forward legal action will be taken. The East Oxford Community Alliance’s lawyer Eric Gillespie issued a press release Tuesday stating a draft $28-million legal claim was forwarded to Prowind Canada Inc., Gunn’s Hill Windfarm Inc. and landowners that are leasing land to the developer.
“The $28 million figure reflects the losses that could potentially be incurred by residents so it is a calculated amount based on the value of their properties and what they could lose,” Eric Gillespie, a Toronto-based environmental lawyer said. Gillespie is working on multiple cases involving wind turbine farms across Ontario.
He recently filed a similar lawsuit for neighbours located near the site of a proposed wind turbine in the Creemore area. That lawsuit was dismissed by the court without prejudice because the project had not yet received the final approval from the Ministry of the Environment. Gillespie said if Prowind receives a Renewable Energy Approval (REA) from the MOE the suit will be filed. Read article