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Wind Farms Community Engagement Good Practice Review

This project explored the best practice and engagement for on- and offshore wind farms.  It addresses fundamental questions of what public engagement is, how it is done, and whether it matters.

 This was explored through an analysis of the planning system in seven countries across Europe and a series of case studies, both on and offshore.  It finds that examples of good engagement, where changes are made on the basis of what people say and this is communicated to them, have the potential to transform views of particular wind farms and the industry in general.  The project makes a series of recommendations for policy making, and was funded by ClimateXChange for the Scottish Government.