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Professor Guy Garrod
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Public utility service structure networks create visual disamenity externalities. A contingent ranking approach is used to value the welfare loss to individuals from utility service structures. Canals are used as a case example; and 1000 visitors were interviewed at a series of canal sites across England. Willingness-to-pay to avoid encountering pylons, other cable, and pipeline crossings amounted to £0.09, £0.10 and £0.05, respectively, for a 1% reduction in each of these utility service crossings over canals. Aggregating these values over the 3 million households that visit canals each year suggests a substantial welfare loss that forms the basis of a compensation claim by British Waterways against utility companies. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Willis KG, Garrod GD
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Utilities Policy
Print publication date: 01/03/1997
ISSN (print): 0957-1787
ISSN (electronic): 1878-4356
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