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Wind turbine appeal decisions: statistics

Published: 14 Oct 2020
Last updated: 19 Oct 2021 - see all updates

Weekly statistics for wind turbine appeal decisions.

Published:
14 Oct 2020
Wind turbine appeal decisions: statistics
This information does not include section 36 applications or wind turbine planning applications called-in by Scottish Ministers.

There were no new decisions to update on Tuesday 26 October 2021.

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
2021 - 22 3 3 100% 1 1 100% 100%
2020 - 21 6 2 33% 2 2 100% 50%
2019 - 20 11 5 45% 0 0 0% 45%
2018 - 19 19 11 58% 1 0 0% 55%
2017 - 18 12 7 58% 0 0 n/a 58%
2016 - 17 21 14 67% 7 5 71% 68%
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 285 124 44% 208 98 47% 45%

Of the 473 wind turbine related planning appeals decided since May 2007, 261 (55%) were refused and 212 (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 37 13 35% 49 25 51% 44%
Angus 11 3 27% 2 1 50% 31%
Argyll and Bute 13 5 38% 8 2 25% 30%
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 35 16 46% 18 6 33% 42%
Dundee City 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
East Ayrshire 20 9 45% 6 3 50% 46%
East Dunbartonshire 0 n/a n/a 1 1 100% 100%
East Lothian 2 1 50% 8 5 63% 60%
East Renfrewshire 3 1 33% 3 2 67% 50%
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 33 15 45% 5 2 40% 45%
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 8 4 50% 13 7 54% 52%
North Ayrshire 4 2 50% 0 0 n/a 50%
North Lanarkshire 3 1 33% 6 2 33% 33%
Orkney Islands 3 2 67% 6 0 0% 22%
Perth and Kinross 22 9 41% 3 1 33% 40%
Renfrewshire 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
Scottish Borders 26 11 42% 3 2 67% 46%
Shetland Islands 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
South Ayrshire 13 7 54% 9 4 44% 50%
South Lanarkshire 16 7 44% 25 16 64% 56%
Stirling 4 2 50% 6 0 0% 20%
West Dunbartonshire 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
West Lothian 5 4 80% 5 1 20% 50%
SCOTLAND 285 124 44% 209 99 47% 45%

More information

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Email: DPEA@gov.scot

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First published: 14 Oct 2020 Last updated: 19 Oct 2021 -