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Planning for waste and energy - more problems than answers?

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 at 9:30AM
Watson Burton LLP, 1 St James's Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4AD, UK
Prices start at £95
RTPI North East

Despite a seemingly positive planning policy background, and an obvious need for these developments, planning for waste management facilities and renewable energy schemes can be a difficult and drawn out event.  Is it the case that schemes are being put forward in the wrong places at the wrong time?  Is the level of opposition and objection to these types of schemes justified?  Is it possible to strategically plan for such schemes when the issues arising are often so site specific? A range of views from Local Authority Development Management and Policy Preparation teams, alongside those from the developer’s side will provide a valuable insight into the experiences and ideas of how we can move forward successfully in the future.

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9.30 am        Registration and refreshments

10.00 am       Chairman’s Introduction – Neil Marlborough, AMEC

10.10 am       Behind the Scenes: Waste Management and Procurement   

                     Linda Ovens, Associate Director, AMEC

10.45 am      Waste Policy, an LPA experience   

                    John Martin, Principal Planner, Urban Vision

 11.20 am     Refreshments

11.30 am      Case Studies on Environmental Issues that have influenced recent Energy & Waste Decisions       

                    Dave Brignall, Technical Director, Wardell Armstrong

12.10 pm       Energy from Waste – achieving planning permission  

                    Claire Kent, Director, Barton Willmore

12.45 pm       Open Forum (with Morning Speakers)  

1.00 pm        Lunch

1.45 pm         Developing Civic and Community Wind Energy                

                    Tom Griffin, Commercial Director, ASC Renewables

2.20 pm         A local planning authority perspective on renewable energy schemes   

                    Charles Johnston, Principal Planning Officer, Scottish Borders Council     

3.00 pm         Renewable Energy – a developer’s perspective    

                     Tim Wheeler, Development Manager, EDF Energy Renewables

3.40 pm         Open Forum (with Afternoon Speakers) 



The RTPI NE wish to thank Watson Burton LLP for their hospitality

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