Project duration: Ongoing

Regen SW works closely with BEIS, CLG, local authorities and communities to ensure that local plans and neighbourhood planning policies are evidence based and sound. We supply evidence to support the development of planning policy, produce guidance, attend Examinations in Public and respond to consultations from local authorities.

Examples include:

Supporting the inclusion of renewable energy and sustainable design policies in neighbourhood planning - 2016

In early 2016 Regen did a pilot project for DECC to increase the integration of renewable energy and sustainable design policies in neighbourhood planning. We developed and tested model policies and guidance for communities and local authorities to make that process easier, more robust and aspirational.  See here for more details. 

Renewable Energy Assessment: Core Strategy Greenfield Sites for Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) Council - 2014

Regen produced a model and accompanying report for B&NES to estimate the potential for solar PV on greenfield development sites in the area.  The evidence was used to demonstrate the potential for sites to meet an onsite renewable energy requirement policy.  Regen is supporting B&NES at their Examination in Public to include the policy in their Placemaking Plan.  Click here to read the evidence report. 

Lead by: Hazel Williams