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If not now, when? Planning's role in tackling climate change

10 May 2022 at 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM / South West England / Conference

10 May 2022 at 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Somerset County Cricket Club, St. James Street, Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom, TA1 1JT
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RTPI South West are delighted to welcome you back to their popular in-person CPD series, designed to help you further your knowledge, connect with the wider built environment profession and encourage discussion around some of the key issues in planning. 

This full day seminar invites you to be part of the discussion about how planning can lead and make a difference to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the outcomes of COP26.  Questions we will be considering at the event include:

Speakers and Topics

1. Virtual Key note: The climate emergency and what's needed from planning
An overview of up-to-date knowledge about climate change and its impacts. Learnings and outcomes from COP26. A review of the committees 2021 progress report and the demand for more concerted action on planning and development. The role of planners in delivering places that are suitable for zero-carbon living in a changing climate. What does the CCC want from planning?
Lord Deben, Climate Change Committee

2. We can make a difference 

  • Breaking from the mould on renewables policies
    Hazel Williams from Regen will discuss working with the energy industry on developing renewables policy that pushes the boundaries, reflecting on work with Cornwall Council on their climate emergency DPD.
  • Delivering homes. Case study - The Uplands, Nailsea
    The scheme is landscape-led and highly sustainable, delivering 100 per cent Passivhaus certified homes and electrical vehicle charging throughout.
    Jenny Ford, Head of Placemaking at North Somerset Council
  • Adaptation through flood risk management including use of green infrastructure
    Sam Kipling, FCRM Senior Advisor, Coast and Development Planning at Environment Agency
    Mark Willitts, Environment Agency

3. Delivering Practical Responses to Climate Change in Plymouth
Paul Barnard, Service Director for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure at Plymouth City Council 

4. Planning for a Net Zero future today
An update on recent RTPI research, consultations and practice guides. The RTPI & TCPA Climate Change Tool Kit for LPAs
Harry Steele, RTPI Infrastructure Specialist

5. Workshops

  • Onshore Wind
    Hazel at Regen South West and Dan Stone, CSE
  • Cutting Carbon from Buildings 
    Chris Grainger, SW Energy Hub Technical Manager
    Lin Cousins, Three Dragons

Group Booking

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to group book a number of delegates on this and other events.