Wind Generation Appeal Update

    View Authors December 2015

    Please find attached our summary of wind generation appeal decisions issued between 5 November and 2 December 2015.

    Some facts for you in relation to the summary:

    • 17 decisions have been issued during this time, 8 of which were allowed
    • 11 related to single turbine projects, 6 of which were allowed
    • 2 related to two turbine schemes, one of which was allowed
    • 4 related to larger schemes, only one of which was allowed

    With regards to the English decisions, decisions have noted the WMS as a material consideration. Briefly looking at the interpretation of parts of the WMS, one Inspector looked at the number of support and objections letters and noted 78% were in support and subsequently concluded that this met the transitional provisions and another Inspector found that ‘local community’ was 500m -1km from the proposed turbine.

    If you would like to discuss any of the decisions or any renewable energy projects that you are involved with, please do not hesitate to call me.

    If you have any colleagues or contacts that would like to receive future copies of our summary, please let me know.