ITPEnergised is 10!
We celebrate our 10th birthday this month and in our newsletter, Managing Director Jonny Clark reflects on the last decade (and first ten years) of the business. From just a few members of staff delivering environmental impact assessments and one office in our first year of business in 2013, we now have four offices in London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow and nearly 100 technical advisors and sustainability consultants across the UK and worldwide.
In this issue, we look at :
- Environmental Regulations Update, including UK Government Emissions Factors, ESOS Phase 3, Biodiversity Net Gain Planning and new Management System Requirements for Environmental Permit Applications
- Is Green Hydrogen a Sustainable Solution?
- Our recent internal Digital Innovation competition and award
The newsletter also includes a link to a recent thought leadership article by Jenny Hazzard, Head of Environmental Planning, in which she discusses “Overcoming barriers to onshore wind development in the UK”, with the over-riding message that “early planning is crucial.”
Planning and consenting are major elements to onshore renewable energy projects, but often also major barriers. Developers need support and guidance to navigate projects and understand timescales, but It is important that this is done in conjunction with researching and understanding both grid capacity and connectivity as well as the potential landscape and environmental sensitivities. Getting good, experienced advice at an early stage is crucial to success and meeting proposed timescales.
Specialists who have knowledge of both local and national planning legislation, as well as an understanding of the environmental sensitivities and grid constraints, means each project can be managed or guided by a consultant who has likely dealt with this process within a similar location before, and who understands the thresholds that impact the route to obtaining planning permission.
When faced with a planning landscape with differing consenting regimes, technical requirements relating to grid capacity, as well as local sensitivities, partnering with environmental consultants and technical advisors can help to streamline the process for developers, and ultimately help the UK reach its net zero goals.
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