Planning Permission: Wind Power

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 29th February 2012.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning appeals in respect of wind turbines were considered by the Planning Inspectorate in each planning category for each of the last five years; and what proportion of such appeals in each category were (a) upheld and (b) dismissed.

Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The following table shows the number of planning appeals in respect of wind turbines in each category, the percentage allowed and upheld for each of the last five years. Within these figures are a number of appeals for turbines on individual dwellings.

Decision year Procedure Allowed % allowed Upheld % upheld Total
2007 WR 25 44 32 56 57
  IH 0 2 100 2
  LI 0 4 100 4
             
2008 WR 14 39 22 61 36
  IH 4 100 4
  LI 3 38 5 63 8
             
2009 WR 26 50 26 50 52
  IH 5 56 4 44 9
  LI 9 60 6 40 15
             
2010 WR 32 56 25 44 57
  IH 0 3 100 3
  LI 14 48 15 52 29
             
2011 WR 45 60 30 40 75
  IH 4 36 7 64 11
  LI 11 61 7 39 18
WR = Written Representations IH = Informal Hearing LI = Local Inquiry

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