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Response to the Review of the Strategic Planning Policy on Renewable and Low Carbon Energy

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 climate emergency. The Department 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.