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To ask the Scottish Government how much was paid in planning fees to (a) it and (b) local authorities by wind farm developers in each of the last five years and what average fee was paid per turbine.


Answered by Fergus Ewing (05/02/2015):

The Scottish Government has received the following in fees in relation to applications for on-shore wind developments under s36 of The Electricity Act. A proportion of the fee paid to the Scottish Government (2/3) is passed to the relevant planning authority.

Year

Total fees paid to the Scottish Government

Total fees paid by the Scottish Government to planning authorities

Total number of turbines applied for

Average fee per turbine

2010

£112,000

£74,848

245

£457

2011

£155,000

£102,666

244

£635

2012

£230,000

£140,000

358

£642

2013

£240,000

£160,000

244

£983

2014

£216,000

£144,000

270

£800


Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 05/02/2015
 
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