FOI Request - Windfarms and Turbines

Request 101000218326

1. Information relating to the number of operational windfarms, and the number of turbines, within the local authority boundary area;

2. Information relating to the total number of windfarm applications approved by the council since May 2007, the total number of windfarm applications rejected by the council since May 2007, and the total number of windfarm applications currently still under consideration by the council.

Please note I am aware councils publish a windfarm database online, often on a monthly basis. However, for the purposes of accuracy, I wish to be provided in writing with the actual total numbers relating to the queries above.

Response 05-02-2014

1. The figures include Section 36 applications.

Operational 19 Applications, 102 Turbines Approved/Under Construction 101 Applications, 272 Turbines

The information you requested can be found here and here.

2. The figures do not included Section 36 applications.  The information you requested can be found here and here.

1 - Called in an dealt with by Cairngorms National Park

1 - Refused by Scottish Executive after Appeal for non-determination

50 - Refused

90 - Permitted

6 - Not decided

20 - Refused Applications Appeal/Local Review Body

2 - In progress

9 - Dismissed

9 - Allowed

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