Evidence base documents
Renewable and low carbon energy study
The South Pennines Renewable and Local Carbon Energy Study looks at the many environmentally friendly ways in which we can use the energy and heat generated by natural elements such as wind, water and the sun. It also looks at other possibilities such as biomass, where plant matter or waste is used to generate heat and electricity, and ground source heat pumps, which draw heat from the ground.
The report has been used to draw up targets and policies that will help to increase Pendle's contribution to renewable and low carbon energy generation levels. The subsequent work has been included in the Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy.
What's happening next?
The South Pennines Renewable and Local Carbon Energy Study was adopted in December 2010 and is available to view in the Documents to download section below.
There is currently no intention to update the study but as circumstances change around available technologies it may be considered in future, subject to available resources.
What have we done so far?
Maslen Environmental was commissioned in 2009 to undertake a study on the capacity for renewable and low carbon energy for a number of Local Authorities that make up the South Pennines Renewable Energy Group namely Burnley Borough Council, Pendle Borough Council, Rossendale Borough Council, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council and Kirklees Metropolitan Council.