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Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Topic Paper (2017)

This topic paper reviews changes to national policy and guidance in relation to low carbon and renewable energy.

An understanding of the national context is important to the current Local Plan review process. This topic paper reviews and outlines the National Planning Policy Framework, the Planning Practice Guidance, Written Ministerial Statements, National Policy Statements for Energy Infrastructure, DECC strategy documents and recent appeal decisions to provide an evidence base that will inform the development of emerging Local Plan policy on Renewable and Low Carbon Energy. The draft topic paper that has been prepared to inform the Proposed Submission Local Plan and regulation 19 consultation is available to download below.

pdf Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Topic Paper (January 2017) [7.32MB]