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Wind turbine appeal decisions: statistics

Weekly statistics for wind turbine appeal decisions.

This information does not include section 36 applications or wind turbine planning applications called-in by Scottish Ministers.

The following tables are updated each Tuesday. There were no relevant decisions to update on Tuesday 15 August 2017.

Appeal Received Authority Characteristic Decision date Decision

Appeal decisions by decision period

Decision period (financial years) Number decided (multiple turbine appeals) Number allowed (multiple turbine appeals) Percentage allowed (multiple turbine appeals) Number decided (single turbine appeals) Number allowed (single turbine appeals) Percentage allowed (single turbine appeals) Overall percentage allowed
2017-18 6 3 50% 0 0 n/a 50%
2016 - 17 22 15 68% 7 5 71% 69%
2015 - 16 29 13 45% 32 21 66% 56%
2014 - 15 36 15 42% 30 20 67% 53%
2013 - 14 40 16 38% 59 25 42% 41%
2012 - 13 33 7 21% 43 15 35% 29%
2011 - 12 16 5 31% 7 1 14% 26%
2010 - 11 13 4 31% 2 1 50% 33%
2009 - 10 11 2 18% 10 1 10% 14%
2008 - 09 5 5 100% 6 2 33% 64%
2007 - 08 15 7 47% 3 2 67% 50%
2006 - 07 4 3 75% 1 0 0% 60%
2005 - 06 4 2 50% 2 2 100% 67%
2004 - 05 5 2 40% 0 0 n/a 40%
2003 - 04 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0%
2002 - 03 1 1 100% 2 1 50% 67%
All to date 241 100 41% 205 96 47% 44%

Of the 425 wind turbine related planning appeals since May 2007, 235 (55%) were refused and 179 (45%) were allowed.

Appeal decisions by planning authority area

Planning authority Number decided (multiple turbine appeals) Number allowed (multiple turbine appeals) Percentage allowed (multiple turbine appeals) Number decided (single turbine appeals) Number allowed (single turbine appeals) Percentage allowed (single turbine appeals) Overall percentage allowed
Aberdeen City 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
Aberdeenshire 35 11 31% 46 23 50% 42%
Angus 11 3 27% 2 1 50% 31%
Argyll and Bute 10 3 30% 8 2 25% 28%
Cairngorms 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
City of Edinburgh 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
Clackmannanshire 1 1 100% 1 1 100% 100%
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar 1 1 100% 0 n/a n/a 100%
Dumfries and Galloway 28 13 46% 18 6 33% 41%
Dundee City 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
East Ayrshire 14 6 43% 6 3 50% 45%
East Dunbartonshire 0 n/a n/a 1 1 100% 100%
East Lothian 2 1 50% 8 5 63% 60%
East Renfrewshire 2 1 50% 3 2 67% 60%
Falkirk 2 2 100% 4 2 50% 67%
Fife 18 6 33% 25 13 52% 44%
Glasgow City 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
Highland 28 13 44% 5 2 40 44%
Inverclyde 1 1 100% 3 3 100% 100%
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
Midlothian 4 1 25% 0 n/a n/a 25%
Moray 7 3 43% 13 7 54% 50%
North Ayrshire 3 1 33% 0 n/a n/a 33%
North Lanarkshire 2 0 0% 6 2 33% 25%
Orkney Islands 1 0 0% 6 0 0% 0%
Perth and Kinross 20 7 35% 3 1 33% 35%
Renfrewshire 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
Scottish Borders 19 7 37% 3 2 67% 41%
Shetland Islands 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
South Ayrshire 10 6 60% 9 4 44% 53%
South Lanarkshire 14 7 50% 24 15 63% 58%
Stirling 4 2 50% 6 0 0% 20%
West Dunbartonshire 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
West Lothian 4 4 100% 5 1 20% 56%
SCOTLAND 241 100 41% 205 96 47% 44%

More information

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Contact

Telephone: 01324 696400

Email: DPEA@gov.scot

Planning and Environmental Appeals
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Published:
14 Mar 2017
Wind turbine appeal decisions: statistics