A key part part of Forewind's Zone Appraisal and Planning process is consultation with the groups, organisations and individuals, that is, stakeholders, likely to be affected by any developments on Dogger Bank.
Forewind began this extensive consultation with an introductory letter to around 270 stakeholders in January 2010. This was followed with a number of meetings with key statutory stakeholders and invitations to all stakeholders to attend one of three tailored workshops held in Hull, Newcastle and London. The workshop presentations, reports, a Q&As summary, and independent facilitator overview, are all still available for download. The feedback collected at these workshops has been used extensively to inform Forewind development activity, for example, the identification of Tranche A.
Stakeholder workshops are an important part of Forewind’s consultation process. From an early stage of development they will provide an opportunity to present Forewind’s development objectives while determining the key interests and concerns of as many stakeholders as possible. As the zone characterisation process continues, Forewind will initiate further targeted engagement activities and communications towards stakeholders - both zone-wide and project-specific - which will continue throughout the development of the project.