Renewable and low carbon study

Information about the renewable and low carbon study undertaken in 2015

LUC and Ricardo-AEA were commissioned in March 2015 to undertake a renewable and low carbon energy study. The study seeks to provide a robust evidence base to underpin planning policies within the emerging Local Plan relating to renewable and low carbon energy development. The objectives of the study were to:

  • assess the technical and deployable potential for renewable energy within the borough.
  • review the suitability of the councils existing approach to landscape protection in relation to renewables. This included undertaking a landscape sensitivity assessment for wind and solar energy development.
  • recommend appropriate policy options in relation to renewable and low carbon energy for the Local Plan.

This report sets out the findings of the assessment of technical and deployable potential and the landscape sensitivity assessment. It concludes with a discussion of the potential policy options that could be considered in the Local Plan.‚Äč

Further information about the study is available in the documentation below.