Review of Strategic Planning Policy on Renewable and Low Carbon Energy - Issues Paper

Consultation opened on 15 December 2021. Closing date 11 February 2022.


The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) has commenced a review of strategic planning policy on renewable and low carbon energy. The aim of this review is to ensure that strategic planning policy on renewable & low carbon energy development remains fit for purpose and up-to-date to inform decision-making in relation to development proposals for this subject area. It is also intended to inform the local development plan (LDP) process and enable plan-makers to bring forward appropriate local policies, all within the wider contemporary context for energy and the climate emergency.

The Department has circulated an Issues Paper to a range of key stakeholders for comment. The responses received will help inform the way forward for this policy area and it is the Department’s intention to issue a draft revised policy document for full public consultation in 2022.


Consultation description

While this exercise is targeted at specific identified stakeholders, anyone is free to submit their views in response to the Issues paper.

Please respond using the Response Form attached above. Responses should be e-mailed to the Department at  no later that 5.00 pm on 11 February 2022. Comments received after this deadline will not be accepted.

The information you provide in your response, excluding personal information, may be published or disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential, please tell us why, but be aware that, under the FOIA, we cannot guarantee confidentiality.

For information regarding the Departmental Privacy Notice following the introduction of GDPR please go to: DfI Privacy or phone the Data Protection Office on 028 90540540.

For further details on confidentiality, the FOIA and EIR please refer to ICO

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