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Planning for Energy

Wednesday, 24 October 2012
BCU, Room 244, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham
£50 + VAT (£60) for RTPI members, £60 + VAT (£72) for non-members
£20 + VAT (£24) for full-time students & the unwaged
RTPI West Midlands

A morning seminar, followed by lunch, that will consider if the NPPF and emerging Government initiatives will contribute to a greater proportion of our energy needs being generated from on-site renewable sources.  In particular the seminar will consider planning's role in the delivery of integrated facilities by examining two specific examples in Birmingham where CHP District Heating systems have been incorporated into the wider master-planning of the City Centre.


Professor David Boyd, Head of Centre for Environment & Society Research, Birmingham City University

"Overview onnational energy targets and emerging initiatives"

Sandy Taylor, Birmingham City Council

"Future energy planning in Birmingham"

Ian Forsyth, Cofely District Energy

"Casestudies - Birmingham City Centre and Eastside District Heating Schemes"

Mark Walton, Alliance Planning

"Energy Projects and the NPPF - Is there a presumption in favour?"


CHAIR Andrew Thompson, RTPI West Midlands Chair andWalsall Council