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Will fracking hit local housing markets?

Will fracking hit local housing markets?

We have already got electricity pylons, solar farms and wind farms.

But what will fracking do to local house prices? Will prospective purchasers be put off? Could fracking blight neighbourhoods, or simply hit prices for a while?

These may be unanswerable questions – but only for the time being. The Government’s quest for alternative energy sources is set to continue.

Recently, the Advertising Standards Authority banned a campaign leaflet which said that a wind farm would lower house prices, saying that there was no evidence that this would happen.

Whether it will reach the same conclusion when, almost inevitably, a campaign leaflet is issued against fracking for shale gas and is put before the ASA , is also not yet known.

As for pylons – we haven’t seen anything yet. A new Euro-electric link will result in 70 new pylons across the Kent countryside that will each be the height of 11 double-decker buses.

In today’s blog, Marshall King of property information company Searchflow takes a factual look at how the quest for new power sources is shaping up across the UK.