Consultation with the communities near our sites is integral to the way we work, during both the planning and construction of our facilities.
Wherever new development is proposed, we understand that it is only natural for there to be concerns and objections. That is why we place real importance on the need to communicate our proposals clearly and follow both central government policy and local authority guidance on planning and public consultation.
To us, consultation means working with local communities, their representatives, local authority officers, councillors and other interested parties to listen to their views on our proposals throughout the planning and development process.
- meetings with local people
- providing information materials giving details of the project
- public exhibitions
A Statement of Community Involvement, setting out the consultation activity we have undertaken and demonstrating how we have responded to feedback from the community, forms part of any planning application that we make.
We understand that we have responsibilities to the communities and environments in which we operate and we will do everything we can to address any concerns people living or working in the vicinity of our projects may have, as well as exploring ways we can support them.