Energy and Climate Change
David Davis (Haltemprice and Howden, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many applications for the construction of commercial wind turbines have been (a) received and (b) approved in (i) South Cambridgeshire local government district, (ii) Surrey Heath local government district, (iii) London borough of Waltham Forest, (iv) London borough of Richmond, (v) Runnymede local government district and (vi) West Oxfordshire local government district since May 2010.
Charles Hendry (Minister of State (Renewable Energy), Energy and Climate Change; Wealden, Conservative)
DECC publishes information on its Renewable Energy Planning Database (REPD)(1), which tracks the progress of renewable electricity projects through the planning system and is updated on a monthly basis.
The latest REPD data (December 2011) show that no commercial wind turbine applications have been made or approved since May 2010 by the local planning authorities of South Cambridgeshire district council, Surrey Heath borough council, London borough of Waltham Forest, London borough of Richmond, Runnymede borough council or West Oxfordshire district council.