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Waste – Energy from Waste

Client Problem

  • Our client, a major waste company with a site in an urban residential area, wanted to extend its waste site and change the technology and facilities on the site
  • Though the site was allocated for waste use, the land for the extension was identified for office use only
  • The local council, though supportive of the principle, was concerned that local NIMBYs would oppose the extension of the waste site and look for an opportunity to get the site closed

Our Approach

  • Through our extensive research, which we carried out prior to commencement of the project, we identified the main issues of concern around the development and a detailed strategy of how to engage on them
  • We identified the key decision-makers and influencers within the local authority and wider community ensuring that our client met with them to discuss their proposals, building strong local relationships
  • We identified in face-to-face interviews, community traffic and safety concerns which our client acted upon to mitigate
  • We worked closely with the client and the wider consultant team to ensure that all technical aspects of the scheme were solved in a way that gave no easy grounds for refusal
  • We coordinated residents to attend the public consultation meetings

Result

  • This complicated application was submitted with the support of local members and residents and was approved by the planning committee despite some reservations by members
  • The local ward members spoke in favour of the application


“Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.”
Laurence J Peter, Canadian educator and ‘hierachiologist’, best known for the formulation of the Peter Principle, 1919-1990

Waste – Energy from Waste

Client Problem Our client, a major waste company with a site in an urban residential area, wanted to extend its waste site and change the technology and facilities on the site Though the site was allocated for waste use, the land for the extension was identified for office use only The local council, though supportive […]