‘Infrastructure’ covers a wide range of potential planning projects – from new roads to utilities upgrades and waste disposal. Large scale schemes can appear complicated, confusing or just too hard to engage with for local communities.
We work closely with clients, and local stakeholders to design consultation and engagement programmes that help to break down the key issues, clearly explain the proposals, and provide the tools to properly engage and contribute to the development of the scheme.
Case Study: National Highways / Mott MacDonald
Project: TA2 National Highways Road Improvement Schemes
Thirty4/7 Communications was appointed to Mott MacDonald’s TA2 roster in support of the delivery of communications and stakeholder engagement advice for new strategic highways projects across the south and east of England. These projects are mostly DCO level schemes, requiring specific alignment with National Highways and the Road Improvement Strategy (RIS) process and pipeline.
Case Study: Sirius Renewable Energy
Project: Broxburn Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
Thirty4/7 Communications supported Sirius Renewable Energy in delivering pre-application consultation for a battery energy storage system (BESS) near Broxburn, West Lothian. The proposed BESS enabled 49.9MW of power to be imported, stored and exported from the site to the electrical grid network, assisting with the balancing requirements on the network as electricity generation shifts over to more intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.
As this process took place during a period of national lockdown, innovative consultation techniques and online engagement was undertaken through the pre-application process.