Experts lined up to tackle fracking at Planning conference

A panel of experts will share their views on fracking for shale gas at a conference to be held in central London next month.

Peter Chadwick, head of county planning at Hampshire County Council, and Naomi Ludhe-Thompson, planning adviser at charity Friends of the Earth, will take part in a debate at the Planning for Energy Infrastructure and Environmental Sustainability conference, organised by Planning.

Also speaking during the Question Time-style session, which will include a discussion on applications to test drill for hydraulic fracturing, will be Richard Glover, head of planning at law firm Squire Patton Boggs.

The one-day event, which will offer practical information on dealing with practical challenges in planning for energy infrastructure, takes place at One Drummond Gate on 2 December.

Kate Henderson, chief executive of the Town and Country Planning Association, will give the opening address on how planners can tackle challenges related to global warming.

Environmental planning lawyer Richard Buxton, senior partner at law firm Richard Buxton Environmental and Public Law, will also be sharing his views on recent and forthcoming changes to Environmental Impact Assessment rules.

More details can be found here.


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