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
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.
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
11.00am ‘The planning Process – how to respond to an application’ –
Mr Bob Barfoot, Chairman CPRE North Devon
11.30am ‘The Government’s policy’ –Geoffrey Cox QC MP
12.15pm Panel discussion
Penny Mills, CPRE Torridge email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel:01409 334662
*Refreshments will be available for a small contribution.