Support for controversial-yet-critical infrastructure should exist for the right reasons.
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.
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.
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).
Different people react to proposed new infrastructure near them (or things that matter to them) in different ways. Those that object do so for a variety of reasons.
Good stakeholder engagement is worth investing time in. It may not be quick, but done right, it can be both easy and meaningful.