Wind Farms

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 30th April 2004.

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Photo of Robert Walter Robert Walter Conservative, North Dorset

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the installed capacity and location of wind turbines granted planning permission was in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in each year since 1990; how many wind farms were awaiting planning permission at 31 March; and what the generating capacity is in each case.

Photo of Keith Hill Keith Hill Minister of State (Housing and Planning), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Apart from Northern Ireland, where all applications are dealt with centrally, Government do not hold records of proposals for on-shore wind farms below 50 megawatts (MW) as these fall to be determined by the local planning authority under the normal planning regime. However, proposals to construct and operate generating stations with a capacity greater than 50 MW in England and Wales require my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry's consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989. This information is also collated by the devolved Administrations in Scotland. For all such applications, the information requested is in the tables.

Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989—applications approved

There have been no applications approved in England.

Country Location Date received Generating capacity Date approved
Wales Cefn Croes Ceredigion 24 July 2000 60 MW 23 May 2002
Scotland Caim Uish, Moray 27 September 2001 56 MW 21 January 2003
Pauls Hill, Moray 27 September 2001 56 MW 31 March 2003
Hadyard Hill, South Ayrshire 31 July 2002 130MW 24 December 2003
Black Law, North and South Lanarkshire 9 August 2001 142.6 MW 13 February 2004

English and Scottish S 36 Applications submitted 2001–02

There are no outstanding applications in respect of Wales.

Date of application Project title/type Location, including grid ref (Easting and Northing) if available Maximum output
14 December 2001 Windy Standard Windfarm Extension Dumfries and Galloway E 252 500/N 604 500 90 MW
23 January 2002 Whitelee Windfarm South Lanarkshire, East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire E 256 800/N 645 435 322 MW
11 September 2002 (14 March 2002) Farr Windfarm Highland Council NH 731 292 112.5 MW
31 October 2002 (5 April 2002) Braes of Doune Windfarm Stirling Council E 269500/N 705500 100 MW
15 November 2002 Little Cheyne Court Walland Marsh Kent 75 MW

English and Scottish S 36 Applications submitted 2003

Date of application Project title/type Location, including grid ref (Easting and Northing) if available Maximum output
21 January 2003 (N/A) Crystal Rig Windfarm Extension Scottish Borders Council E 372 847 N 660 603 62.5 MW
9 May 2003 (N/A) Greenock Windfarm Inverclyde Council 59 MW
14 May 2003 (N/A) Paul's Hill Extension Moray Council E 311 050 N 840 050 77 MW (additional 21 MW)
18 June 2003 (12 July 2002) Gordonbush Windfarm Highland Council NC 2860 9150 100 MW
4 July 2003 Scout Moor Lancashire Approximately 65 MW
11 July 2003 (15 August 2002) Clashindarroch Windfarm Aberdeenshire Council E 348 500 N 831 500 129 MW
29 September 2003 Whinash Tebay, Cumbria 67.5 MW
24 October 2003 Keadby North Lincolnshire 78 MW
27 October 2003 (15 August 2002) Aultmore Windfarm Moray Council E 345 000 N 860 000 62 MW
5 December 2003 (N/A) Kilpatrick Hills Windfarm West Dunbartonshire 60 MW

English and Scottish S 36 Applications submitted 2004

Date of application Project title/type Location, including grid ref (Easting and Northing) if available Maximum output
5 January 2004 Tween Bridge Thorne Approximately 84 MW
9 January 2004 (6 August 2003) Abercairny Windfarm Perth and Kinross Council NN 890 270 66 MW
16 February 2004 (7 August 2003) Calliacher Windfarm Perth and Kinross Council E 285 000 N 750 000 93 MW
15 March 2004 Causeymire Wind Farm Highland Council 55.2 MW
(7 March 2003) Harestanes Windfarm Dumfries and Galloway E 301 000 N 595 000 282 MW
(24 April 2003) Lochelbank Windfarm Perth and Kinross Council E 311 440 N 713 477 51 MW
(31 July 2003) Ewehill Windfarm Dumfries and Galloway E 265 500 N 600 500 80 MW

For Northern Ireland

All applications approved

Location Generating capacity Approved
Slieve Rushen 5MW 1992
Corkey 5MW 1994
Rigged Hill 5MW 1994
Eliot's Hill 5MW 1994
Bessy Bell 5MW 1994
Owenreagh 5MW 1996
Lendrum's Bridge, Fivemiletown 13.2 MW 2002
Altahullion, Londonderry 26 MW 2002
Lough Hill 12.25 MW 2003
Tappaghan, Co. Fermanagh 19.5 MW 2004
Callagheen 22.75 MW 2004

All applications submitted as at 31 March 2004

Location Generating capacity
Dunloy 16 MW
Beltany 11.7 MW
Rosslea 17.5 MW
Clogher 30 MW
Binnawoods 9 MW

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