Renewable energy training for Planning Officers and Councillors
A new series of training workshops for planners and councillors has recently got underway across England. The events focus on a range of different issues surrounding climate change, renewable energy and planning.
Run by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) in association with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG), the sessions cover subjects such as:
Planning for Wind – full-day workshop examining technical aspects of wind farm developments, such as shadow flicker, noise and aviation, allowing participants to deal effectively with wind turbine applications
Planning for Biomass – full-day workshop examining technical aspects of biomass (including anaerobic digestion) developments allowing participants to learn about emissions, transport, feedstocks and sustainability considerations
Policy and Evidence Base – full-day workshop looking at 'PPS1: Supplement on Climate Change' and the scope of planning for renewable energy. A series of talks and group work sessions look at opportunities, constraints and developing an evidence base
Whole Committee Policy and Evidence Base – half-day workshop allowing councillors to discuss regional and local policy and improve knowledge of the policy development through PPS22, PPS1 Supplement on Climate Change and the Practice Guidance, and the future challenges in the UK Renewable Energy Strategy 2009
A team of experts in the various fields will be present throughout the day on each of the courses to answer questions and discuss relevant issues.
If you would like to find out more about each of the courses, and the various dates and locations of each one, please visit the website: www.planningrenewables.org.uk. If you would like to book a place on any of the workshops, please contact Kirsty Mitchell on: 0117 934 1408 or email: email@example.com.