Planning For Energy Infrastructure and Environmental Sustainability


In the UK, we have seen a notable shift towards local and national leadership promoting the development of environmentally sustainable communities and cities. New planning policies and legislation are constantly being introduced with the purpose to protect and improve the natural and built environment.

Planning ’s Energy Infrastructure and Environmental Sustainability conference has come at a pivotal time, and offers you practical day-to-day information on how to deal with these challenges.

This CPD certified conference will bring together the key players involved in planning for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, in order to share practical advice, top-tier knowledge and have genuine discussions to tackle the key issues at hand, together.


  • Hear the latest updates on energy and environmental infrastructure policy and legislation

  • Gain a deeper understanding of decisions made on applications and appeals for renewable energy infrastructure schemes

  • Debate the key issues surrounding renewable energy and other energy sources

  • Top-tier knowledge on collaborating with developers and other key players when planning for energy and environment initiatives

  • Learn from expert advice and best-practice examples on mitigating the problems faced due to global warming and climate change

  • Unrivalled networking opportunities: A chance to benchmark and learn from your peers

All Planning conferences are 100% research-led. Having conducted 50 hours of research with you, our key audience, we tallied up the hottest topics and biggest issues you and your peers face today and designed a programme with practical day-to-day information to help you tackle them, now.

Key speakers include:

  • CHAIR: Paul Ekins, Director; Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

  • Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, Town and Country Planning Association

  • Nick Clack, Senior Energy Campaigner, CPRE

  • Richard Buxton, Senior Partner, Richard Buxton Environmental and Public Law

  • Laura Kitson, Green Infrastructure Co-ordinator, Central Bedfordshire Council

  • Richard Glover, Partner and National Head of Planning, Squire Patton Boggs

  • Naomi Luhde-Thompson, Planning Advisor, Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland

  • Peter Goatley, Barrister, No5 Chambers

  • Peter Chadwick, Head of County Planning, Hampshire County Council

  • Terry Gashe, Planning Consultant, Ferax Planning

  • Pat Harmsworth, ‎Town Planner, AECOM Design and Planning

  • Richard Mardon, CEO, Airvolution Energy

  • Sean Rendall, Operations Manager, Thamesway Sustainable Communities

  • Andy Cook, Director: Envrionmental, Pegasus Group

Who should attend?

This event is an opportunity for local authorities, developers, planning consultants and environmental consultants to collaborate and gain practical advice on tackling the day-to-day challenges faced when planning for energy infrastructure and environmental sustainability.

If you would like to get involved with the programme please contact Kavita Magecha at

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact Heather Smith at

What Attendees Say About Planning Conferences... 

"A great event with wise people who spoke wise words and attended by senior industry guru's. An event you cannot afford to miss!"
Head of Business Development - Cratus Communications

"Well balanced and addresses some of the key issues facing planning professionals" 
Head of Development Planning - Plymouth City Council

"High profile and fast moving"
Residential Director - Turley Associates 

"Good mix of delegates and differing viewpoints" 
Head of Strategy - The Planning Inspectorate

"Excellent cross-pollination between different areas of planning"   
Barrister - Cornerston e Barristers    

“Clarity on our current delivery challenges”      
Head of Planning
- Lincolnshire Co unty Council

Conference Brochure

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Event Partners

Pegasus Group


This event is CPD certified
Up to 5 CPD points available
CPD Certified

Programme Highlights

  • The Financial Viability of A ‘Green’ Agenda: A Developer’s Perspective

  • Trends and Analysis: The Latest Applications And Appeals For Renewable Energy Projects

  • Question Time Panel Debate: The Peaks Vs. The Pitfalls Of Renewable Energy Developments

  • Green Infrastructure: Effective Delivery From The Frontline

  • Question Time Panel Debate: To Frack Or Not To Frack?