In July 2019, Cornwall Council approved the first iteration of a Climate Change Action Plan to help address the climate emergency, which included an action to create a Development Plan Document (DPD) on climate change to set the framework for dealing with climate change through planning and help Cornwall achieve carbon neutrality. The Council commissioned Regen to undertake industry stakeholder engagement to inform the development of the DPD policies on renewable energy.
Regen and Cornwall Council ran a first stakeholder engagement webinar in April 2020, to get views from key renewables industry and community stakeholders on what the climate emergency DPD should address regarding the need for renewable energy in Cornwall. Insight and feedback was summarised in a report by Regen to Cornwall Council as part of the consultation process, which was reviewed and informed the development of a set of draft policies for renewable energy. Following the first round of consultation, Cornwall Council published its draft policies for the DPD in August 2020.
You can read our interim report for Cornwall Council summarising feedback from stakeholders on the key areas for the DPD to address, as well as further positive policy and non-planning actions for Cornwall Council to consider here.
Regen carried out a second round of stakeholder engagement on behalf of Cornwall Council to gain feedback from industry and community stakeholders on the DPD’s draft policies on renewables, and hear what else could be included to support the deployment of renewable energy. Regen organised an online webinar that brought together key industry experts, community energy representatives and other renewable energy stakeholders.
This second round of consultation with renewable energy stakeholders helped produce a final report by Regen for Cornwall Council, with recommendations to make the draft policies more ambitious in line with the Council’s climate emergency targets. You can read the final report here.
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