Solar Power: Planning Permission

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of Julie Elliott Julie Elliott Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of solar farm planning applications (a) received planning approval and (b) were called in in (i) 2013 and (ii) 2014.

Photo of Kris Hopkins Kris Hopkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Although the Department routinely collects information from local planning authorities on the numbers of planning applications decided and granted each quarter, the numbers relating to solar farms are not separately identified.

No planning applications were called in for solar farm development in 2013 and one application for solar energy development was called in by the Secretary of State during 2014.

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