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Wind turbine appeal decisions: statistics

Weekly statistics for wind turbine appeal decisions.

Published:
14 Jan 2020
Wind turbine appeal decisions: statistics
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 new decisions to update on Tuesday 14 January 2020.

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
2019 - 20 10 5 50% 0 0 0% 50%
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 275 119 43% 206 96 47% 45%

Of the 460 wind turbine related planning appeals decided since May 2007, 256 (56%) were refused and 204 (44%) 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% 47 23 49% 41%
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 33 15 45% 18 6 33% 41%
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 32 14 44% 5 2 40% 43%
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 24 11 46% 3 2 67% 50%
Shetland Islands 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
South Ayrshire 11 6 55% 9 4 44% 55%
South Lanarkshire 15 7 47% 24 15 63% 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 275 119 43% 206 96 47% 45%

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