Data Check - UK approval rates for onshore wind schemes of less than 50MW

Only two-fifths of onshore wind power capacity submitted for planning approval in the UK in 2010/11 was granted permission, according to figures published by trade body RenewableUK.

Only two-fifths of onshore wind schemes were approved last year, says RenewableUK
Only two-fifths of onshore wind schemes were approved last year, says RenewableUK

RenewableUK says the average UK approval rate for schemes below 50MW shows a declining trend, falling from 53 per cent consented capacity in the year to July 2009 to a low of 42 per cent in 2010-11.

However, the figures show that the proportion of schemes of this size granted approval rose from 49 per cent in 2009-10 to 54 per cent in 2010-11.

RenewableUK says that capacity-based approval rates continue to be substantially lower in England than in other parts of Great Britain, with an average approval rate of just 26 per cent consented capacity.

The figures are available via PlanningResource.co.uk/go/referencesection.


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