Wind Power: Planning Permission

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for which wind farms planning permission was (a) granted and (b) refused at appeal by the Planning Inspectorate in each of the last five years; and for what reasons in each case.

Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

There were a total of 67 appeals, relating to more than one wind turbine, decided between 2005 and 2009. The outcomes for these cases are shown in the table.

(a) Granted/granted in part (b) Refused
2005 3 0
2006 1 7
2007 2 5
2008 9 9
2009 22 9

The reasons for the outcome in each case were different, as each case was considered on its individual merits. The reasons are shown on the individual decisions. Copies of 56 of the appeal decisions have today been placed in the Library of the House. The files and formal appeal decisions for the remaining 11 cases are no longer held by the Planning Inspectorate.

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