Village upheaved by windfarm substation to feature on BBC’s Rip Off Britain

The substation at Necton for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm. It will have to treble in size for two

The substation at Necton for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm. It will have to treble in size for two new Vattenfall wind farms being built offshore, sparking protests in Necton. Photo: Ole Jorgen Bratland/Statoil - Credit: Archant

The village of Necton has been filming with the Rip Off Britain team.

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The Necton Substation Action Group are helping to expose the lack of compensation for people who have their homes ruined by the onshore infrastructure of offshore wind farms.

The village will end up with 70 acres of farmland lost forever if two more substations, two National Grid Extensions and an extra pylon are built next to the village.

This could happen if Swedish company Vattenfall follow in the steps of Norwegian company Statoil.

There is no compensation for residents in the village who will be affected by this, despite property values being badly affected, field views being lost, which many properties were paid for to have these views and a decade of noise, disruption and light pollution as the substations take around 10 years to build.


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The episode will be shown in the new series which is just starting.

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