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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10342: Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 17 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many wind farm applications that have been turned down by local authorities have been subsequently (a) approved and (b) rejected by ministers on appeal since July 2016.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 27 July 2017

*The number of wind farm applications that have been turned down by local authorities (or where the authority have failed to make a decision) and have been subsequently a) allowed and b) dismissed by Ministers on appeal since July 2016 are set out in the following table:

 

 

Decisions issued on appeals against refusal

Decisions issued on appeals against conditions imposed

Decisions issued on appeals against planning authority’s failure to give a decision

Total

 

Allowed (planning permission granted)

 

11

1

1

13

 

Dismissed (planning permission refused)

 

6

0

4

10

 

Total

 

17

1

5

23

 

*Figures shown relate to the period 1 July 2016 to 24 July 2017