In a recent study, it was apparently found that children who live near overhead power lines do not have an increased risk of developing leukaemia (source: www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26068363).
We are not here to prove or dispute the validity of these findings at all. We are not experienced nor qualified to be able to speak on the issue as that is not what we do here.
What we can say is that at the current time, there is no possibility of claiming compensation from anyone in this country in respect of health risks or any alleged damage to health caused by the presence of power lines and pylons. The UK legal system does not recognise or acknowledge this as a basis for claiming compensation purely because there is still not enough evidence out there for a case to be successful. That’s not to say that this cannot change in the future, we will all just have to watch this space for now.
What we do is negotiate settlements from electricity network owners for the decrease in value that power lines and pylons cause to property. This has nothing to do with factors relating to health and a claim for loss of value in no way compromises or affects the claimant’s right or ability to claim compensation for health related issues in the future (should there be some legal breakthrough which would make such a claim possible).