Good Practice in Public Engagement for Wind Farms

Project Details


This report examines developers’ community engagement practices across a range of wind farm developments in the UK and the rest of Europe.

Key findings

The important factors in community engagement are:
• wide-ranging and innovative methods of engagement;
• methods which facilitate dialogue (rather than just transmitting information);
• instances where action is taken on the basis of responses gathered;
• measures to keep engagement going through all stages including approval and construction;
• using a wide ranging definition of an ‘affected’ public; and
• identifying and implementing tangible benefits.
The research makes recommendations for how best practice guidance on community engagement should evolve.
Effective start/end date1/09/131/05/14