Thursday, 17 March 2016 at 2:00PM
Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 1BB, UK
Sustainable development, renewable energy and climate change are all central issues to planning policy preparation and development management. They are matters which people are happy to commit to but when it comes to making planning decisions they all too frequently raise controversy, opposing views and a rise in temperature! We only have to look at energy from waste and wind turbines (in mind and in sight!) to appreciate the problems and difficulties that arise. The same is happening with solar farm developments. Hydro schemes are now becoming more viable so are they also likely to feel the heat? Can community energy schemes make a difference?
Will changes to the feed in tariff kill a lot of the renewable schemes at birth and how then will we meet climate change targets?
This event explores some of the issues drawing from Welsh Government policy and recent experience from those who have been putting into practice.
Speakers for the event include:
- Jon Fudge, Planning Policy, Welsh Government - Welsh Government policy on delivering small scale renewable facilities
- Gareth Harcombe, Cardiff Council - Cardiff Council's energy strategy and delivery of small scale renewable energy
- Richard Rees, North Wales Hydro Power - the experience of delivering projects
Note this event is rescheduled from October 2015.