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How to run a great stakeholder engagement event

When you're bringing forward plans for controversial yet critical infrastructure, your stakeholder engagement events need to be exceptional. Here's how.

 

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Reputational capital and why it's worth banking some

If you work in a 'controversial' sector, or are involved in bringing forwards plans for controversial-yet-critical infrastructure, you're going to be under the microscope at times. A bullet-proof reputation is a must.

 

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How apathy affects infrastructure projects

You might think that it's opposition to infrastructure schemes that holds-up progress, but in many ways apathy is to blame.

 

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No need for dark arts

Despite the claims made about the work of companies like ours, it really doesn't involve the practice of PR 'dark arts'.

 

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Support for development shouldn't be unconditional

Support for controversial-yet-critical infrastructure should exist for the right reasons.

 

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Opposition to planning applications is BANANAS

Opposition to planning applications is BANANAS and it's why the planning system in England needs to be overhauled if we're to get anything built. 

 

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OPINION: Fracking and Permitted Development

Proposals to bestow Permitted Development rights on non-fracking drilling are a step in the right direction.

 

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Closing the perception gap to accelerate waste planning

When it comes to extending existing waste sites or building new ones, developments often get held up in the planning system thanks to public perception, but this can be changed with the right approaches as 52M's Lee Petts explains.

 

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Protecting your infrastructure investment by investing in the best stakeholder engagement

If you're investing in infrastructure projects where there's a good chance they'll meet local resistance, you need to make sure the developers you're backing invest in the best stakeholder engagement.

 

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Managing the risks of infrastructure project objectors

Yesterday (16 May 2018), I took part in an expert panel discussion on managing business risks hosted by Lancashire Business View, where my focus was on the risks posed to infrastructure developments by those that object to them. Here's a flavour of what I said (embellished here because space allows).

 

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