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Wind Farm Planning Applications

Requested on
Fri 7th June, 2013
Reference
FOI 3067
Resolution
Information provided

Question

I would like to make a Freedom of Information Act request for information concerning wind farm applications in your local authority since 1 January 2009.
Please provide details of all wind turbine applications submitted, decided, appealed, judicially reviewed, called-in or otherwise formally processed by your planning department between 1 January 2009 and 1 June 2013.
This should include any applications submitted before 1 January 2009 that were decided at committee, appealed, judicially reviewed or otherwise decided after that date and also those submitted but not yet decided as of June 1 2013.
If applicable, please also provide details of any large scale wind schemes within your local authority that were determined by the Secretary of State as major infrastructure in the same period. Please indicate none if applicable.
For each application please provide as appropriate:
-- Application reference number
-- Site Name
-- Site location (address, post code and/or grid reference)
-- Applicant name
-- Number of turbines
-- Total MW if known
-- Date submitted
-- Officer recommendation (grant/refuse)
-- Number of objection letters received (including number of individual letters vs pro formas if this is recorded)
-- Date decided at committee
-- Decision (granted/refused/partially granted)
-- Date of appeal decision (if applicable)
-- Appeal reference
-- Appeal decision (allowed/dismissed/partially allowed)
-- Date judicially reviewed (if applicable)
-- Judicial review case number
-- JR decision (quashed yes/no)
-- Resubmission date if appropriate with further details as above if relevant
-- If known, whether the scheme was built.
Only for the period 1 January 2011 to 1 June 2013, and only for those applications that were refused at committee in that period, appealed in that period, judicially reviewed in that period, or called in and then refused in that period, please provide copies of (or give web links to) the decision notices, the appeal notices, the JR decisions and/or to other relevant decision notices.
I would be grateful if you could provide (or give links to) any guidance, SPDs or other policy documents relating to wind energy or the location of wind turbines that your LPA has produced.
If you have a specific officer responsible for dealing with wind schemes (or renewable energy generally) who I might be able to contact to discuss, I would also be grateful for their details.

Answer

Information regarding all planning applications is available on our website – this includes applications relating to wind turbines.
Using the link below to out Planning Portal, you need to enter ‘turbine’ into the keyword search, you can then set the date to and from and click search. Under each application you will see the outline of the application including the current status; there are also links at the bottom of each application page where you will find the full application details which will provide the information you have requested.
http://portal.charnwood.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorerAA/GeneralSearch.aspx

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