Ten years of Consense,
ten years of good sense
Ten years ago, Consense worked with the office of the deputy Prime Minister to develop Open Debate. A revolutionary consultation tool, Open Debate facilitates community and stakeholder engagement digitally. By taking consultation online, Consense have allowed for an all-inclusive process, freeing developers and local communities alike from the drudgery of the village hall meeting.
Since then, Consense have helped over 200 projects through the consultation process. With the use of Open Debate, both developers and communities have achieved an equitable outcome.
Integrated Ideas Agency Limited, parent company of Consense. Bob Woolliams and Julia Grant (directors) are poised to provide another ten years of great ideas.
Tidal Lagoon announce five new
Following a campaign to build the world's first power-generating tidal lagoon in Swansea, Tidal Lagoon Power has announced plans for a series of tidal lagoons across the UK.
Alongside the current Swansea Bay proposal, there are five additional tidal lagoons planned – located in Cardiff, Newport, Colwyn Bay, Bridgwater and West Cumbria. It is hoped that these lagoons will generate 8% of the UK's electricity for an investment of £12bn.
The plans demonstrate that a tidal lagoon will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, with the weight of the water powering the turbines. Due to the regular and predictable motion of the tides, it is a favourable form of renewable energy production. When completed and functional, it is estimated that the turbines will be active for an average of 14 hours a day.
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