Policy documents and consultations that CEE is considering making a response to are included below (listed in date order of responses required). Draft responses will be added to this page for member comments along with our final submissions. If you would like to input to any of our responses, please email us.

MHCLG Planning for the Future

The Planning for the Future consultation proposes reforms of the planning system to streamline and modernise the planning process, bring a new focus to design and sustainability, improve the system of developer contributions to infrastructure, and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed. It includes proposals on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

See a useful Town and Country Planning Association first response here

Deadline 29 October.

CEE is considering submitting a response.


BEIS Select Committee 'Decarbonising heat in homes' inquiry

The BEIS Committee will examine the Government’s ‘Buildings and Heat Strategy’, due in November, and investigate the policies, priorities and timelines which are needed to decarbonise heating in residential buildings and help ensure the UK gets on track to deliver Net Zero by 2050.

Deadline 13 November 2020

CEE is considering submitting a response with the help of members.

Improving the Energy Performance of Privately Rented Homes in England and Wales

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched this consultation, which may be of interest to our members engaging in retrofit projects with landlords. 

Deadline: 30 December 2020

Regional Consultations

Please look out for your DNO's consultation on their 'business plan' and feed in. These will form the basis of their investment in the distribution system from 2023-2028. If we want them to be investing to enable community energy (by, for instance, reinforcing the tail end of the system to enable more distributed generation) we must ask for it. It will also 

CEE has input into Electricity North West's consultation now closed. You can see ENW's strategy documents here