JOHN’S ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – People on John’s Island are upset over a potential new development in their neighborhood!
On January 7th, those living in Swygert’s Landing found out that two 115 kilo-volt 75 foot towers are set to be built in the area by Santee Cooper.
Homeowners say they want their voices heard, as the proposed location of the power lines seems to be encroaching on their properties.
Originally, the 200 homeowners were advised that there would be a 1000 yard distance.
That distance has since decreased to 100 yards.
On Wednesday night, homeowners and Santee Cooper spoke about the change.
Santee Cooper told residents that the relocation is to accommodate a number of lots where future homes will be built.
Homeowners say they wish they were given a heads up about this issue before they bought their homes.
“Now the lands are plotted ready for homes but the people who are purchasing them could make a conscious decision to say I’m going to purchase this land knowing that a power line is going in; we were not given that choice,” says Jennifer Swanson, a homeowner.
Santee Cooper told News 2 that they would regroup and actively try to work with the homeowners to find a solution.