Community Energy and Neighbourhood Planning
Date: 24 January 2019
Time: 12:15 - 16:30
Location: Red Lodge Millennium Centre, IP28 8TT
Are you thinking about setting up a community energy project in your local area?
Community energy projects present an opportunity for people to work together in their local area to minimise their energy costs and reduce their impacts on the environment. Knowing where to start and how to engage your community can however be a daunting first step which prevents projects from getting off the ground and being included and taken seriously in neighbourhood plans.
In this free workshop, you can find out more about what community energy projects might be suitable for your locale, how to effectively engage others in your community with ideas and build them into neighbourhood plans.
The workshop will be delivered by the Centre for Sustainable Energy and be based around the PlanLoCaL scale model, a fictitious but typical British urban to rural landscape which will enable you to consider how different renewable energy types fit within a landscape, and what combination of energy sources may be suitable for your area. There will also be a presentation on the neighbourhood planning process and how community led energy projects can be developed in conjunction with neighbourhood plans.
You will also hear an update from Community Energy England , the national voice of the sector and from the Greater South East Energy Hub on available support and funding which could take your community energy project from a plan to reality.
To book attendance for this FREE workshop, please click HERE. Refreshments will be provided.
Note: If you attended the community energy workshop in July 2018, this workshop is designed to build on the themes introduced with interactive activities to develop ideas and move projects forward.