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Thursday 19 October
10:00am – 12:30pm

Online- Zoom 

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This online workshop is for community and local energy stakeholders in Northern Powergrid’s region who want to learn about planning for renewables, discussing the policy changes and consultations that have been held this year as well as broader issues with planning faced by community energy groups.  

We recognise the range of organisations and groups interested in the net zero transition and therefore endeavor to make all of our sessions accessible to everyone.  


George Middlemiss, local energy analyst, regen 

10:05An introduction to planning for community renewables 
Rebecca Windemer, planning and communities lead, Regen 

10:20Engaging local people in the planning process 
Dr Catherine Queen, lecturer in planning, University of Liverpool 

10:35Experience with planning for a community project 
Nick Hayward/Bill Grainger, Humshaugh Net Zero   

10:45Understanding planning law 
Cathryn Tracey, director, Burges Salmon 

10:50Breakout group discussion 

  Facilitated breakouts will focus on exploring participants experiences with planning and the support needed. 

  • What is your existing knowledge and what do you want to learn from today? 
  • What are you developing as a community? 
  • Have you engaged with the planning system in the past or have plans to in the future? 
  • Do you have advice for others community organisations working on a project that needs planning? 

11:30 Tea Break

11.40Local Authority insight on planning for community renewables  
Robert Lacey, policy group leader, Cornwall Council 

11:50Future energy landscapes – a new model for community engagement 
Dan Stone, senior planner, Centre for Sustainable Energy 

12:05 – Panel session and Q&A 

12:25 Feedback 

12:30 Close 

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19th October 2023
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


United Kingdom

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