Understanding why people say ‘No’ – The current debate about Wind Farms makes us think seriously about NIMBYism
Last week’s Key Issue Workshop was about Wind Farms!
But it could equally have been about a range of other infrastructure developments which local residents would, in the ideal world, prefer to reject. The issues go to the heart of the contemporary consultation dilemma. How to convince the public that their views will be genuinely taken into account, whilst obtaining sufficient agreement to go ahead with essential projects for the benefit of communities as whole?