A Planning System for Net-Zero Seminar Programme


The NPF4 Position Statement – the good, the bad and the ugly

This session will delve deep into the detail of the Committee on Climate Change’s Sixth Carbon Budget and The Scottish Government’s NPF4 Position Statement to discuss implications for the level of deployment needed to deliver on Scotland’s ambitious climate change commitments.

In this session you will learn:

  • What is positive, what is negative - and what is worrying - in the NPF4 Position Statement
  • The levels of deployment the Sixth Carbon Budget is recommending to reach net-zero
  • The implications for Scotland’s planning system in achieving the pace and scale of deployment we will need to reach net-zero

Mary Fisher, Associate Director – Landscape & EIA, Stephenson Halliday  

Q & A


Comfort break


The NPF4 Position Statement – the Devil is in the Details

The NPF4 Position statement makes high-level statements about making the global climate emergency a material consideration, rebalancing the planning system and strengthening the support for re-powering — but gives no details of how this will be done.

In this session you will learn:

  • What making the global climate emergency a material consideration and rebalancing the planning system could look like in practice
  • How the capacity of the planning system can be enhanced to meet the increased demands of net-zero and how the time taken to get consents can be reduced
  • What’s needed to make a success of repowering

James Wright, Planner – Minerals, Waste and Energy, South Lanarkshire Council
Dr Rebecca Windemer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cardiff University

Q & A


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