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. A Decision has been issued for PPA-310-2034 since the previous update.

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
2022-23 9 4 44% 0 0 0 44%
2021 - 22 9 7 78% 1 1 100% 80%
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 300 132 44% 209 99 47% 45%

Of the 488 wind turbine related planning appeals decided since May 2007, 268 (55%) were refused and 220 (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 40 20 50% 18 6 33% 45%
Dundee City 0 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a n/a
East Ayrshire 21 9 43% 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 38 17 45% 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 5 2 40% 0 0 n/a 40%
North Lanarkshire 3 1 33% 6 2 33% 33%
Orkney Islands 5 4 80% 6 0 0% 36%
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 17 7 41% 25 16 64% 55%
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 300 132 44% 209 99 47% 45%

More information

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Email: DPEA@gov.scot

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