Neighbourhood planning workshops

CSE staff to present at September events for spatial and energy planners

1 September 2015

The CSE staff who wrote our Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning guidebook, published in July, will be presenting on the subject at upcoming conferences in Birmingham and London. Held by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), the events address how communities who care about sustainability can take the lead role in planning for sustainable energy in their localities. Both are part of the SPECIAL project, an EU-funded initiative designed to upskill any spatial and energy planners and other environment professionals through a series of free training workshops.

As listed on the website:

“This free workshop is specifically aimed at local authority officers involved in spatial planning, energy, housing, regeneration and sustainability officers, as well as partners and stakeholders from the private and community organisations, involved in the new neighbourhood planning process. It builds on the neighbourhood planning process introduced by the Localism Act, and explores opportunities to embed energy policies in Neighbourhood Plans (such as Cornwall). Recent changes to the Planning Practice Guidance on renewable energy means Neighbourhood Plans is increasingly seen as the catalyst for allowing sustainable energy solutions as the basis of making planning decisions.”

Dan Stone will speak at the Birmingham conference next Monday, 7 September, 10.30am – 3pm, Glenn Howells Architects, 321 Bradford Street, Birmingham B5 6ET.

Harriet Sansom will present at the London conference on the 17 September, 10.30am – 3pm, TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AS.

For details of these and other events in the series, and to book, see here.

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