HC Deb 27 November 1995 vol 267 c420W
Ms Lynne

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what evaluation his Department has made of the effect on property prices and the difficulties in obtaining a mortgage for properties located beneath power cables; and if he will make a statement. [1964]

Mr. Clappison

My Department has not undertaken such an evaluation. The market value of a property will reflect a variety of factors, including neighbouring development. I am not aware that, as a matter of policy, mortgage lenders are refusing to advance loans on properties in close proximity to overhead power lines.