Free training in low-carbon community-led planning

In Manchester, Worcester, Durham, Horsham, Salisbury, Milton Keynes

3 February 2012

CSE is running six workshops to explore how communities can plan low-carbon and renewable energy initiatives, such as wind farms or solar projects.

The workshops, which are free of charge, are aimed at community groups themselves, as well as the staff of organisations like local authorities, national parks and third sector organisations who work with communities on local planning or sustainable living initiatives.

The training will introduce delegates to the PlanLoCaL suite of tools which support communities in shaping their own low-carbon future and a more strategic engagement with the planning system. There will also be sessions from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, on the government’s Community Energy Online portal, and from the UK Climate Impacts Programme, on how communities can plan adaptation techniques to help deal with the already unavoidable effects of climate change.

There is no charge for the training which is funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government. All delegates will receive copies of the PlanLoCaL DVDs and resource pack to take away with them.

The venues and dates of the first six are: Manchester (8 March 2012 - FULL); Worcester (9 March 2012); Durham (15 March 2012); Horsham (29 March 2012); Salisbury (30 March 2012); Milton Keynes (8 May 2012).

You can download more information here, and a booking form here.

We'll post the dates and venues of the other six events when they are known. Sign up to our enews to be kept in the loop.

A similar series of training events was held in 2011 with sessions in Ipswich, Kendal, Truro and Maidstone. You can read about them here.

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