Project duration: July 2018 to May 2019
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has commissioned Regen, with partners Pell Frischmann, the Landmark Practice and the University of the West of England, to undertake a research project on planning for a smart energy future.
The research aims to understand the potential for the planning system to take a proactive, forward-looking and positive approach to supporting the UK’s transition to a smart energy future.
Focussed on the south west, the research will involve extensive stakeholder engagement with planning professionals and companies representing the smart energy sector. We will undertake a survey, focus groups and one to one interviews, enabling us to examine current barriers, emerging practice, and future challenges and opportunities with relevant stakeholders.
In addition to a recommendations report for the RTPI, we would like to develop an industry focussed white paper taking an industry focussed perspective on planning for smart energy. We will be looking for sponsors for this paper in autumn.
Project lead: Hazel Williams