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Power Up (Friends of the Earth)

The training outlines your rights under the planning system, and how you can successfully influence planning decisions to win your campaign.

The Power Up training, which is led by experienced Senior Planner Rebecca Murray, will cover the following:

• An overview of the planning system, planning reforms and your rights to participate in the system

• What is the role and purpose of planning policy eg Local Plans? Why are they important and how to get involved in the process of policy making and to influence?

• Planning applications: how you can support or object to an application; campaigning top tips

• What are Nationally Strategic Infrastructure Projects? How do they differ and how to get involved and influence their decision?

It will take place over 4 sessions, if you are unable to attend any of the weeks we will be able to share a recording of the event with you.


Thursday 15th September 6:30 – 8pm

Thursday 22nd September 6.30 – 8pm

Thursday 29th September 6.30 – 8pm

Thursday 6th October 6.30 – 8pm

Please register for all sessions as all 4 together complete the full training package – if you can’t make one you’ll receive an email with the video recording to catch up for the week after.

Who is this for?

• Friends of the Earth local groups

• Climate Action groups

• Community groups campaigning for a safer climate

Why attend?

• Get support and insight from Friends of the Earth planning team

• Gain tools and strategies for success

• Improve your knowledge & confidence to use planning strategies to strengthen your campaigns

Your hosts/facilitators

-Rebecca Murray

– Rich Dyer


eg During this webinar we will use Powerpoint and breakout rooms and jamboard.

Please let us know via the booking form if you have any accessibility requirements and if booking the session is difficult for you get in touch with us on for help.


eg We will record this event, so even if you can’t attend, you can register to receive this afterwards.

Can’t attend? Stay registered

We understand life is busy, so don’t worry if something else crops up. Please stay registered to receive the follow up email where we’ll share presentations or other ways to catch up on what you missed.

Register your (free) place via Eventbrite


Event Details

Location Online
Start Thursday 15 Sep 2022 6:30pm
Finish Thursday 15 Sep 2022 8:00pm
Organised by Friends of the Earth

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