The Department for Communities and Local Government issued new guidance on renewable and low carbon energy development on 29 July 2013. Renewable energy policies were considered at the Examination of the Copeland Core Strategy and Development Management Policies Plan which was held in April this year.
Before finalising his report the Inspector is inviting comment from any party on whether the new guidance has any implications for the policy position on renewable energy in the Council's Plan. Without prejudice to his final conclusions he is also inviting views as to whether a small change should be made to the Plan to include reference to the new guidance.
Responses should be sent to the Programme Officer no later than Friday 16th August 2013.
The guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/planning-practice-guidance-for-renewable-energy