Community benefits and engagement guidance for onshore wind

The DCLG has published guidance on community benefits and engagement for onshore wind farm developers, communities living in the locality of a wind farm and local authorities.

Guidance is provided on community benefits and engagement for onshore wind farm developers, communities living in the locality of a wind farm and local authorities.

The Government Response to the Onshore Wind Call for Evidence in 2013 committed to establishing best practice guidance on the engagement expected between developers and local communities to improve the standards of engagement between developers, communities and local authorities for onshore wind developments. It also committed to producing best practice guidance on community benefits to inform communities about how and when to begin discussions on community benefit provision and help them develop benefit packages that best suits their communities’ needs.

These documents provide guidance on community benefits and engagement for onshore wind developers, communities living in the locality of a wind farm and local authorities. They aim to provide communities with information as to what to expect, in terms of both engagement and community benefits, and when. They include information about different types of community benefit, areas of fund spend and fund administration and examples of good practice from around the UK.

Date: 07/10/2014 Start of consultation

Author: DECC

DCP link: This item updates DCP section 26.531


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