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Planning for the revolution: infrastructure, energy and waste in a low carbon world

Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Plymouth University, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
RTPI South West

The generation and use of renewable energy are rapidly developing areas which hold significant implications for how we plan our future infrastructure.  This seminar will explore the operation of the major infrastructure planning regime introduced by the Planning Act 2008 and present the results of research undertaken for the RTPI SW on the planning implications of the transformation to a low carbon energy future.

Speaker and topics include:

Net zero emissions in the UK by 2050 – how can it be done?
Tony Norton, Head of the Centre for Energy and the Environment at the University of Exeter
Find out more

Consenting processes for large and small scale infrastructure – a legal perspective
Sarah Holmes, Legal Director at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Broadband and Telecoms - the role of digital infrastructure in helping deliver a sustainable, low carbon world
Ollie Johnson, Point Topic

How is the water supply and wastewater treatment responding to Low Carbon pressures vs. growth in demand?
Rob Scarrott Head of Water Resources and Water Efficiency, South West Water

How waste management is responding to the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimise the use of raw materials
Marcus Du Pree Thomas Technology & Innovation Lead at Viridor

Launch of RTPI South West Research - Planning for a Smart Energy Future
Hazel Williams, Regen. 
Cheryl Hiles, Pell Frischmann.
Nick Smith, UWE
Bernice Roberts, The Landmark Practice
Read more about the Research

Working with DNO on planning for energy
Paul Jewell, DSO Development Manager, Western Power Distribution

Smart energy systems – new challenges, new opportunities?
Dan Nicholls, Programme Manager - Cornwall Local Energy Market, Centrica Distributed Energy and Power

Event supported by

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How to book

Follow the online booking links below - you can pay online or request an invoice. We ask that you try to complete the purchase order number field at point of booking or forward soon after.

For multiple bookings accross the 2019 programme, you may download the group booking form and email to

Download the full 2019 programme.

Exhibitor Opportunities
We now welcome exhibitors to showcase their firm, recent developments and to further engage with RTPI Members and professionals in planning. Please contact for further information.

0207 929 8190