Planning Stats

£1.5bn - Price agreed for the sale of Gatwick Airport by BAA, which is hoping to use the sale to appeal a competition ruling that it must sell three British airports in total.

1,400 - Number of homes in Pinewood Shepperton's £200 million plans on green belt land, which have been rejected by South Bucks District Council.

25% - Percentage of wind farm approvals by local councils, according to the British Wind Energy Association. This figure represents an all-time low, forcing developers to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

23 - Hectares proposed for a sustainable urban extension south of Mansfield. Lindhurst would create 4,000 jobs and generate £100 million a year for the local economy, according to the developers' consortium.

4GW - The UK's installed wind farm capacity, powering the equivalent of Scotland's household supply and saving six million tonnes of coal a year.

2 - Number of nuclear power stations among the first major projects that the Infrastructure Planning Commission expects to receive as well as five wind farms, a biomass plant and two national grid projects.


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