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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Land Use in England

Land Use in England Committee
Land Use in England

Monday 16 May 2022

Start times: 3.30pm (private) 3.30pm (public)

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Lords Land Use Committee hears evidence on Energy, Infrastructure and Transport

The Land Use Committee holds the tenth and eleventh evidence sessions of its Land Use in England inquiry. In the tenth session the committee will hear from James Richardson from the National Infrastructure Commission and Jane Healey Brown from ARUP.  In the eleventh session they will hear from Rob Gross from the UK Energy Research Council and Adam Berman from Energy UK. In these sessions the committee will hear evidence on the implications of future energy and infrastructure needs on land use in England. 

Meeting details

At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Land Use in England
Chief Economist at National Infrastructure Commission
Town Planning Skills Leader for the UK, India Middle East and Africa at Arup
At 4.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Land Use in England
Deputy Director, Policy at Energy UK
Director at UK Energy Research Centre

Possible Questions Include:

  • How can we best manage trade-offs for competing demands for food, energy, biodiversity, carbon capture, housing, roads, etc?
  • What role can a multifunctional approach play in infrastructure delivery?
  • What is your assessment on the system we have for democratic engagement for long-term decisions about infrastructure needs?
  • How can the planning system best support our energy needs whilst also ensuring delivery on biodiversity net gain and wider environmental net gains?
  • What do you see are the main research priorities for the energy sector to maximise energy security and help you realise better outcomes for nature?

Further Information 


Room 2, Palace of Westminster

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