SW Planners' Toolkit
Preparing the ground
We support decision makers, creating the right conditions for investment
The Planning Policy Statement 1 (PPS1) supplement on climate change sets out how spatial planning should contribute to climate change mitigation by reducing carbon emissions and put in place measures to adapt to the unavoidable consequences of climate change. The PPS1 supplement requires local authorities to undertake local evidence base work around the potential for renewable technologies in their authority area and to implement national and regional policies on sustainable energy and adaptation through their own Local Development Documents.
South West Councils and Regen SW have worked with partners across the region on a Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (IEP) funded project to develop support for local authorities on PPS1. One product of this project is an online toolkit to support planning officers, development control officers and elected members to understand the requirements of and opportunities from the PPS1 supplement.
Visit the toolkit at www.swplanners-toolkit.co.uk
Sustainable energy training
Training is available for local authority officers and members