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Planning for Renewables Seminar Programme

Time Details
09:00 Registration & Networking

Session 1

The Planning Act and NPF4: The Official View
What does the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 mean for Scotland’s renewable energy planning system and NPF4? This session will give the Chief Planner an opportunity to explain the Act’s contents and his vision for renewables within the planning system as part of NPF4. Delegates will then have an opportunity to put their questions and comments to the Chief Planner and raise their concerns.  

Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables

John McNairney, Chief Planner, Scottish Government
Dr Fiona Simpson, Assistant Chief Planner, Scottish Government

Q & A

10:30 Networking Break & Refreshments

Session 2

The Planning Act, NPF4 and Individual Projects
What impact will the Act and NPF4 likely have on plan-making and decisions? This session will bring together planning lawyers, specialists and developers to discuss the implications of the recent and likely future changes on individual projects.

Neil Collar, Partner/ Head of Planning Law, Brodies LLP

Stuart Winter, Director- Planning and Development, JLL
George Baxter, Director of Development, GreenPower
Jo Phillips, Associate, Optimised Environments

Q & A

12:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 Event Close