Wind and Solar Seminar with Government update by Geoffrey Cox QC MP

Please note this is being arranged by CPRE Torridge and promises to be a most interesting morning. If you would like to attend please note that it is important to RSVP Penny Mills at the email address given at the end.  Thank you.

UNDERSTANDING COMMERCIAL WIND & SOLAR POWER

& HOW TO RESPOND TO AN APPLICATION

 

FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 2013

9.30am-12.30pm

Holsworthy Memorial Hall

Manor Car Park, North Road,

Holsworthy, EX22 6DJ

 

Your area of Devon is seeing increased numbers of proposals for large wind turbines and solar farms, particularly in Torridge and West Devon.  These applications are controversial.

There is much environmental and technical data which must be included with a wind turbine and solar farm application. This information needs to be understood and assessed before a suitable response can be submitted to the Local Planning Authority.  We will provide guidance on how to do this.

CPRE Devon is increasingly being asked to advise and assist with these applications.  We are therefore holding this free* morning seminar for interested parties, which we trust will be useful.

In the last 12 months various statements have been issued regarding how local people could have their voices heard concerning such proposals.  There is much confusion with regards to such legislation – The Localism Act, the NPPF etc.  We are therefore delighted that our local MP for Torridge & West Devon, Geoffrey Cox QC, will be joining us and seeking to provide some clarity.

Schedule:

9.30am                        Registration

10.00am          ‘Welcome’Penny Mills Chair, CPRE Torridge

10.05am          ‘Introduction’, Tony Milton, Chairman CPRE Devon

10.10am          ‘Understanding Wind & Solar Power’Dr Phillip Bratby, energy consultant

10.30am          Questions

10.45am          Coffee

11.00am          ‘The planning Process – how to respond to an application’

Mr Bob Barfoot, Chairman CPRE North Devon

11.20am          Questions

11.30am          ‘The Government’s policy’Geoffrey Cox QC MP

11.50am          Questions

12.15pm          Panel discussion

12.30pm          End

 

RSVP:

Penny Mills, CPRE Torridge  email: torridge@cpredevon.org.uk  tel:01409 334662

*Refreshments will be available for a small contribution.

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