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    • thermal2844
    • By thermal2844 9th Apr 18, 6:40 PM
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    Power Station?
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    • 9th Apr 18, 6:40 PM
    Power Station? 9th Apr 18 at 6:40 PM


    So I've found what appears to be the ideal property (online...have not had the chance to view it yet), but upon viewing the surrounding area on Google, I spy a power station rather nearby. You can't see it once you drop down into the neighbourhood, but is just being that close a bad idea?
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    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 9th Apr 18, 7:04 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 7:04 PM
    Having a quick google there's a waste to power station there plus a gas station being built after demolishing the coal station. That could be years of construction work going on. I think that would put off many people (though it might encourage others who had work there)

    On balance I'd want to be further away though if its not visible and you cant smell or hear anything when there, maybe lower house prices might be an incentive?
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 9th Apr 18, 7:30 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 7:30 PM
    The whole area looks to be on the cheap side to me. Probably a mixture of the power station and the council estate.
    • thermal2844
    • By thermal2844 9th Apr 18, 7:57 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 7:57 PM
    Yes I'm sure the power plant is contributing to lower house prices. The average for a semi-detached in the last year for this neighbourhood was 115k.
    Last edited by thermal2844; 09-04-2018 at 9:20 PM.
    • stator
    • By stator 9th Apr 18, 9:02 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:02 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:02 PM
    No way in hell I'd live near to a coal power station. I wouldn't want to live near a gas power station either. Incinerators and mixed fuels aren't appealing either. There's a chance they could have a bad effect on your health.
    The only ones I would be happy living near are nuclear or hydro
    Changing the world, one sarcastic comment at a time.
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 9th Apr 18, 9:11 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:11 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:11 PM
    Note that whatever the power station emits, the property appears to be downwind of it...

    Judging from Streetview, the cooling towers are very visible from there too.
    • thermal2844
    • By thermal2844 9th Apr 18, 9:20 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:20 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:20 PM
    Apparently, after doing some googling, the coal power plant was closed in 2016, with the towers set to be demolished by 2021. It is now a Multifuel power plant, which apparently burns fuel to turn into steam to turn into electricity. No idea what that's like.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 9th Apr 18, 9:30 PM
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    The multi-fuel plant looks clean enough:

    http://sse.com/newsandviews/allarticles/2017/02/ferrybridge-multifuel-processes-first-million-tonnes-of-fuel/

    I guess it's the demolition of the old coal plant that could be noisy and messy.
    • thermal2844
    • By thermal2844 10th Apr 18, 7:39 AM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 7:39 AM
    And the future gas station. I shall keep searching, probably not a wise investment on the whole.
    • Gwendo40
    • By Gwendo40 10th Apr 18, 8:44 AM
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    The multi-fuel plant looks clean enough:

    http://sse.com/newsandviews/allarticles/2017/02/ferrybridge-multifuel-processes-first-million-tonnes-of-fuel/

    I guess it's the demolition of the old coal plant that could be noisy and messy.
    Originally posted by coffeehound
    I think I'd want to do a bit more of my own research rather than relying on some corporate greenwash from the owners of the plant.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 10th Apr 18, 8:45 AM
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    At least your electricity will be freshly made.
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