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Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryRequirements for a thriving renewableenergy industry in Wales
Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryPresentation OutlineCurrent Planning Framework for WalesIs Wales per...
Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryCurrent Planning Framework for WalesMain statutory controls:Town and...
Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryPlanning ProcessTypically all new developments require planning perm...
Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryIs Wales performing on renewables?Installed electricity capacity 201...
Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryIs Wales performing on renewables?Non wind operational or consented ...
Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryIs Wales performing on renewables?Hyder report“… failure to meet the...
Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryChanges to the Planning Framework for WalesSustainable Development B...
Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryChanges to the Planning Framework for WalesIndependent Advisory Grou...
Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryPotential changes relevant to renewablesStrategic Energy Consents Un...
Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryPotential changes relevant to renewablesClarity of and standardised ...
Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryWhere next?Engage and influenceIndustry representationPolicy and pla...
Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryThank youMichael PhillipsPrincipal Planning ConsultantDulas Ltdwww.d...
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  1. 1. Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryRequirements for a thriving renewableenergy industry in Wales
  2. 2. Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryPresentation OutlineCurrent Planning Framework for WalesIs Wales performing on renewables?Proposed planning reform in WalesInfluence planning reform on renewables
  3. 3. Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryCurrent Planning Framework for WalesMain statutory controls:Town and Country Planning Act 1990Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004Planning Act 2008Wales (largely) has devolved powers on Land Use / Planningmatters (Govt of Wales Act 2006)Core land use planning policy and plans:Planning Policy Wales (PPW) 2012 (v5)Ministerial Planning Policy WalesTechnical Advice NotesCirculars and LettersWales Spatial Plan (updated 2008)
  4. 4. Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryPlanning ProcessTypically all new developments require planning permission(TCPA 1990). NB some ‘permitted development’i.e microrenewbles Permitted Development Rights (Order) 2012Decisions to be taken in accordance with the developmentplan : UDP, LDP, SPGOther relevant legislation:Town and Country EIA Regs 1999 as amendedWater Framework DirectiveConservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2011Water Resources Act 1991Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010
  5. 5. Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryIs Wales performing on renewables?Installed electricity capacity 2011 (restats 2012)England 5,880MWWales 857MWScotland 4,810MWNorthern Ireland 428MWWales’ stated capacity operational / consented 2010:1,600MW electricity (estimate Low Carbon Revolution 2010)Current Welsh target: 2000MWPotential capacity identified for Wales for 2025:22,500MW by 2025 i.e. a 14-fold increase required in 12 years
  6. 6. Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryIs Wales performing on renewables?Non wind operational or consented (estimate Low CarbonRevolution 2010):Biomass: 0.5GWMicrogen: Data not availableNon wind potential capacity by 2025:Biomass: 1GWMicrogen: 1GW
  7. 7. Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryIs Wales performing on renewables?Hyder report“… failure to meet the targets sets … by almost 60%”“… likelihood that the targets for 2020 will not be met”Large increase in applications, peaking in 2008/9 and2010/11Only 5% of schemes submitted in the last 7 yrsoperationalAverage consenting period is 57 weeks (wind 122 weeksand biomass 61 weeks)No applications determined in the 8 week period6% of applications in 16 week period determined
  8. 8. Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryChanges to the Planning Framework for WalesSustainable Development Bill “… to embed SustainableDevelopment as the central organising principle of publicservices in WalesSustainability to be addressed through Planning ReformWhite Paper and draft Planning Bill 2013 will bring aboutsignificant change to the land use planning system for WalesEvidence Base:Independent Advisory Group on PlanningArup reportThe Hyder ReportThe Environment and Sustainability Committee Report on Energyand PlanningThe GVA Grimley StudyThe Environment Committee Report on Planning in Wales (3rdAssembly)
  9. 9. Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryChanges to the Planning Framework for WalesIndependent Advisory Group on Planning andGrimley Report:Recommendations on almost every aspect of the planningsystem:Appeals / Third Party RightsWelsh Planning InspectorateSingle unified applicationAmong many otehrsNSIP devolved decision making powers i.e. energy >50MW,ports
  10. 10. Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryPotential changes relevant to renewablesStrategic Energy Consents Unit (part of PI, Wales) >5MW inSSAs, >25MW outside SSAs, and ‘associated development’Clarity on PPW scales of developmentsAmend Planning Act 2008: “… decisions made in line withWelsh planning policy”Renewable Energy Assessments by LPAs as part of LDPsExtended permitted development rightsClarification on call-in procedures
  11. 11. Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryPotential changes relevant to renewablesClarity of and standardised statistics and targets, andassociated monitoring (‘Routemaps’)Mandatory pre app meetings and consultationsNRW RE consents teamParallel consentingEnable support for and support by LPAsAll-Wales Renewable Energy Advisory Group
  12. 12. Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryWhere next?Engage and influenceIndustry representationPolicy and planning change – the planning system candeliver a low carbon economy and growthRespond to consultations individually and collectivelyShared information and analysis on planning requirementsAccentuate the wider benefits of renewables to the Welsheconomy and environment
  13. 13. Planning: Framework, Performance and Improved DeliveryThank youMichael PhillipsPrincipal Planning ConsultantDulas Ltdwww.dulas.org.uk
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