3rd Annual Offshore Consenting Conference

3rd Annual Offshore Consenting Conference


The 3rd Offshore Consenting Conference is almost upon us!

This is still the only event in the calendar that will give you practical insights in order to tackle the obstacles in gaining consents for offshore wind projects in the UK.

It's not too late to register. Book your place here today.

Highlights will include:

  • An update on the Planning Inspectorate’s consenting regime: looking at the time frame for projects and how the process can ensure enough projects are consented to enable the UK to reach the EU targets for 2020
  • Future-proofing consents – looking at the impact of post-consent monitoring
  • Approaches for defining cumulative impact constraints and best-practice methods for assessments
  • Pre-construction variation of the DCO
  • You will hear from key speakers in the industry: Department of Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government, The Crown Estate, Natural England, The Carbon Trust, The Planning Inspectorate and the Marine Management Organisation to name a few


    • Toby Gethin, Consents Manager, The Crown Estate
    • Dr. Pauleen Lane, Group Manager, Planning Inspectorate
    • Mandy King, Natural Infrastructure Consents Environmental Team Leader, Department of Energy and Climate Change
    • Jim McKie, Marine Planning & Policy Leader, Licensing Operations Team, Scottish Government
    • Roger Covey, Principal Adviser, Natural England
    • Phil McBryde, Senior Licensing Manager, Marine Management Organisation
    • Eleri Owen, Consents Manager, Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, E.ON
    • John Houghton, Senior Counsel, Renewables and Power, Planning and Infrastructure, Bond Dickinson
    • Emilie Reeve, ORJIP Programme Manager and Head of Offshore Consenting, The Carbon Trust
    • Dale Rodmell, Assistant Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations
    • Lindsey Leask, Senior Policy Manager, Offshore Renewables, Scottish Renewables
    • Annie Breaden, Policy and Consents Manager, The Crown Estate
    • John Watt, Industry Advisor, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation
    • Michael Wilks, Planning Projects Manager, Suffolk County Council
    • Catarina Rei, EIA Specialist, EDP Renewables
    • Richard Green, Marine Licensing Manager, Marine Management Organisation
    • Dr. Jane Lancaster, Principal Ecologist (Offshore),  Natural Power
    • Cormac Booth, Principal Scientist, SMRU Marine
    • Madeline Hodge, Senior Environmental Consultant, NIRAS

      testimonials for offshore consenting conference

      “Very good overview and introduction to the consenting process from differing industry professionals .”
      Associate Director, Wardell Armstrong

      “Very relevant, focussed and with good balance of topics.”
      Project Manager, Rampion, E.ON

      "Interesting, inclusive and trying to tackle solutions to pressing issues.”
      Marine Environmental Impact Assessor, Cefas

      “Engaging and thought provoking conference and workshop with excellent networking opportunities.”
      Environment & Consents Manager, Centrica

      “Extremely useful event covering topical areas.”
      Environmental Consultant, Niras Consulting Ltd


      Etc Venues

      One Drummond Gate

      SW1V 2QQ