Julie Elliott – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Communities and Local Government

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Julie Elliott on 2014-04-02.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2014, Official Report, column 533W, on wind power, how much onshore wind capacity was recovered in each month in 2013.

Kris Hopkins

The main consideration in the recovery of wind turbine appeals is the potential impact of the development on the surrounding area, in the particular circumstances of each appeal and its location. The generation capacity of the appeal is not a driver in the decision on whether or not the appeal should be recovered.

As I said in my earlier answer my Department does not centrally hold details of the generation capacity of wind turbine appeals.