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01st November 2013

Renewable Energy Seminar

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Renewable energy projects will continue to have a major influence on the rural economy.
This seminar, which will be led by specialists in all aspects of these projects, will provide value to landowners and the agricultural industry, as well as associated businesses. Presentations will concentrate on wind turbines and solar energy and examine a range of relevant legal, practical and financial issues.

We hope that this seminar will be of interest to you and that you will be able to join us for what will be a highly informative event, including an opportunity to put your questions to the speakers and concluding with a lunch.

LDA Design is a multi-award winning design and environmental consultancy, working in all fields of development –ƒƒ

Hewitsons LLP is a top ranked firm providing legal services to landowners and rural business – ƒƒ

Berrys is a leading property services consultancy providing added value to property and rural businesses – ƒƒ

Lark Energy is the developer of three of the UK’s largest solar farms and at the forefront of the solar sector –


Seminar Chairman – Professor Robert Tregay of LDA Design is one of the UK’s leading designers and an environmental planner and landscape architect with over 35 years’ professional experience specialising in strategic land promotion, master planning, residential design, green infrastructure planning and protected landscapes.

Robert Shaw is Director of Sustainability and Climate Change at LDA Design and will cover the planning and environmental considerations relating to a renewable energy project, including the importance of understanding and addressing the issues at an early stage. His presentation will explore the basics of finding suitable sites, then explain which types of renewable energy projects require planning permission, including an overview of the planning application process and some of the main issues that may arise.

Gareth Williams of Hewitsons is a leading agricultural lawyer and will consider the legal structures that can be used for a renewables project and the related agreements and documentation to be used. Gareth will also consider typical issues that can arise in relation to the funding of a renewable energy project.

Colin Jones of Hewitsons, is a construction lawyer and adviser to suppliers, contractors and landowners, in regard to renewable energy equipment, materials and projects. He will provide guidance on the essential elements of agreements for the design, supply and installation of wind turbines and other forms of renewable energy projects, as well as contracts for on-going operation and maintenance.

Jon Stables is a partner of Berrys advising rural land owners and occupiers on the opportunities for business diversification, diversity of investment, succession planning and strategic business development in connection with energy generation through biogas, biomass,wind, solar and water. Jon’s presentation will focus on project economics, risk, returns and the integration with their core business.

Jonathan Selwyn of Lark Energy will focus on assessing the feasibility of large solar projects from the landowner and developer perspective, mitigating risk and ensuring delivery against the backdrop of a constantly challenging policy landscape. Lark Energy has developed and installed over 20 MWp of PV since June 2011, including three of the UK’s largest solar farms.


Date: Tuesday 26 November 2013

Time: 9.00am - 2.00pm

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP: Please RSVP by 1st November 2013

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Post - LDA Design, 14-17 Wells Mews, London, W1T 3HF

Venue: Trinity Park Conference & Events Centre, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH