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Impact attenuation in nonconflict situations: the price effects of a nuisance land-use


  • A Skaburskis


In this paper the effect an inactive landfill site had on the sales price of surrounding houses is described. The spatial extent of the damage done by a nuisance site that was present at the time the houses were built is considered. Evidence is provided of the limited extent of the damage created by a nuisance land-use that did not generate negative publicity and conflict. Indirectly, the findings show that impacts that do not evoke rancor or present possible hazards are limited to a relatively small and easily definable zone. It should not, therefore, be difficult to implement compensation plans for the impacts of nuisance producing land-use sites. The implementation of such plans should help to ensure that land-use conflicts do not spread the cost of the nuisance beyond the area they affect directly.

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  • A Skaburskis, 1989. "Impact attenuation in nonconflict situations: the price effects of a nuisance land-use," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 21(3), pages 375-383, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:21:y:1989:i:3:p:375-383

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    1. Farber, Stephen, 1998. "Undesirable facilities and property values: a summary of empirical studies," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 24(1), pages 1-14, January.
    2. Ham, Yun-Ju & Maddison, David J. & Elliott, Robert J.R., 2013. "The valuation of landfill disamenities in Birmingham," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 85(C), pages 116-129.

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