Speakers to tackle key energy and environment challenges

Kate Henderson, the chief executive of the Town and Country Planning Association, will be among the speakers at a conference on energy infrastructure and environmental sustainability next month.

Kate Henderson
Kate Henderson

Henderson will give the conference's opening address on how planners can tackle challenges related to global warming at the Planning for Energy Infrastructure and Environmental Sustainability conference, organised by Planning.

Also speaking at the central London conference, which takes place on 2 December at One Drummond Gate, will be environmental planning lawyer, Richard Buxton, senior partner at law firm Richard Buxton Environmental and Public Law.

He will share his views on recent and forthcoming changes to Environmental Impact Assessment rules with delegates.

Attendees will also hear a panel of experts discuss the subject of fracking for shale gas.

Peter Chadwick, head of county planning at Hampshire County Council, Naomi Ludhe-Thompson, planning adviser at charity Friends of the Earth, and Richard Glover, head of planning at law firm Squire Patton Boggs, will take part in a discussion on applications for test drilling for shale gas.

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