The aim of this review is to ensure that strategic planning policy for renewable & low carbon energy development and associated infrastructure remains fit for purpose and up-to-date to inform the 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.
Please note - An Issues paper was distributed to key stakeholders on 15 December 2021 for an 8 week period. However, the Department will welcome comments on the issues paper from anyone, until 11 February 2022, using the following link.
Previously, the Department issued a 'Call for Evidence' (CfE) on Renewable Energy on 7 March 2016. The CfE, its associated 'Emerging Issues' and Consultant's report can be viewed below.