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Fuelling the fire of successful planning

Following on from our client Iceni Energy’s recent planning success, we have written an article on how making the effort to research your communities and engage people in innovative ways in proposed biomass projects can reap real rewards.

In an age where over 80% of the population is online, it is possible to harness the web to consult with more people than ever before and crucially reach those that would not usually take part. Online consultation was one of the engagement techniques we adopted with Iceni for Snetterton Biomass Plant, which received planning consent in June this year.

As we enter this new era of "bottom up" planning where communities are being encouraged to actively shapes local plans, good community consultation is crucial to producing a solid application and meeting the requirements of the Localism bill. If you make the effort to engage and work with the community early and in interesting ways, you may be surprised by the positive reaction you receive.

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