220 landowners are suing Norway because they believe fighter jet noise negatively affects their property value

F-35Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB
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A total of 220 neighbors to the fighter base at Ørlandet are suing the Norwegian state. They believe the noise from the fighter jets has reduced the value of their homes – and demand compensation.

The state, via Forsvarsbygg, will be sued after Easter, lawyer Arild Paulsen told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). He represents 193 of the landowners around the fighter base.

Norway has so far received 27 of the 52 F-35 fighter jets. The fighter jets take off and land over the buildings in Ørland Municipality, Orkland, and parts of Indre Fosen.

The landowners believe that the tolerance limit for noise has been exceeded.

According to Støygruppa Ørland, which represents landowners who are affected, calculations show that there will be an average of three times as much noise over 60 decibels when all fighter jets are in place compared to before the base decision was made in 2010.

Forsvarsbygg says that they are aware that a lawsuit has been notified. They plan to deal with it in the same way as any other lawsuit against the state.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "220 landowners are suing Norway because they believe fighter jet noise negatively affects their property value"

  1. Vernon Childers | 30. March 2022 at 17:03 | Reply

    The question is: Was the fighter base (airport) there before the citizens built houses around it? I suspect so, and if so, what did they expect? People do the same thing in the states. I can build an airport in the middle of nowhere and people will come along and build all around it and then try and shut down the airport because of noise.

    The sound of fighters is the sound of freedom.

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