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RTPI WM Energy and Planning

01 May 2024 at 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM / West Midlands / Conference

01 May 2024 at 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
The Studio Venue Co, Unit 7, Caxton Gate, Cannon Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, B2 5EP
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RTPI West Midlands | [email protected]

This event will look at the implications and opportunities of the Government Energy Strategy in context of the West Midlands. Raising the importance of planning and place-based delivery to promote innovative community energy solutions towards achieving wider national/international targets for reducing carbon emissions.

Learning outcomes:

  • A chance to review and share lessons learnt, challenges experienced and future opportunities for understanding how planning plays a role in helping to achieve the UK’s net zero energy ambitions.
  • How planning help to deliver solutions to current energy challenges
  • How we look to the planning industry to help to adapt and lead this transition


10.00 - Arrival and registration 
10.30 - 10.40 - Opening remarks
10.40 - 11.10 - Ellie Horwitch - Smith - Assistant Director – Route to Net Zero - Birmingham City Council 
11.10 - 11.40 - Speaker - To be confirmed 
11.40 - 11.50 - Break
11.50 - 12.20  - Kate Ashworth - Energy Infrastructure Lead- Energy Capital
12.20 - 12.45 - Lunch – Bring plates into Q&A
12.45 - 1.30 - Q&A and panel
1.30 - Finish

Core CPD Framework:







  • Planning and net Zero
  • Delivering solutions
  • Up to 3 hours of CPD 


  • Refreshments and lunch are included


Venue - The Studio Birmingham .

  • There are several car parks near to the venue.
  • Birmingham New Street Station is around a 15-minute walk away.
  • Birmingham Snowhill Station is around a 10-minute walk away
  • The venue is accessible via taxi but please do check before you travel as there are ongoing road works around the area of the offices.

The RTPI is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all members, staff and visitors. For further accessibility information, please contact your Regional Co-ordinator Heidi Smith