Planning For Energy & Environment - 2 December 2014


In the UK, we have seen a notable shift towards local and national leadership promoting the development of environmentally sustainable communities and cities. New planning policies and legislation are constantly being introduced with the purpose to protect and improve the natural and built environment.

Planning ’s Energy Infrastructure and Environmental Sustainability conference has come at a pivotal time, and offers you practical day-to-day information on how to deal with these challenges. 
The conference will bring together the key players involved in planning for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, in order to share practical advice, top-tier knowledge and have genuine discussions to tackle the key issues at hand, together. 
This event will provide you with practical information on:

  • The latest updates on energy and environmental infrastructure policy and legislation

  • A deeper understanding of decisions made on applications and appeals for renewable energy infrastructure schemes

  • A chance to debate the key issues surrounding renewable energy and other energy sources

  • Top-tier knowledge on how to collaborate better with developers and other key players when it comes to planning for energy and environment initiatives

  • Expert advice and best-practice examples on how to mitigate the problems faced due to global warming and climate change, and start planning for a sustainable future

All Planning conferences are 100% research-led. Having conducted 50 hours of research with you, our key audience, we tallied up the hottest topics and biggest issues you and your peers face today and designed a programme with practical day-to-day information to help you tackle them, now. 

Key speakers include:

  • CHAIR: Paul Elkins, Director; Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy,UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

  • Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, Town and Country Planning Association

  • Nick Clack, Senior Energy Campaigner, CPRE

  • Richard Buxton, Senior Partner, Richard Buxton Environmental and Public Law

  • Laura Kitson, Green Infrastructure Co-ordinator, Central Bedfordshire Council

  • Richard Glover, Partner and National Head of Planning, Squire Patton Boggs

  • Naomi Luhde-Thompson, Planning Advisor, Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland

  • Peter Goatley, Barrister, No5 Chambers

  • Peter Chadwick, Head of County Planning, Hampshire County Council

  • Terry Gashe, Planning Consultant, Ferax Planning

  • Michael Henderson, ‎Associate Director, Sustainability, AECOM Design and Planning

Who should attend? 
This event is an opportunity for local authorities, developers, planning consultants and environmental consultants to collaborate and gain practical advice on tackling the day-to-day challenges faced when planning for energy infrastructure and environmental sustainability.