The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm has a diverse range of stakeholders whose interests and concerns are wide ranging and cover statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as public opinion and concern at national, regional and local levels.
The impact which the development, construction and management of offshore wind farms has on the natural environment is at the centre of stakeholder care. By then assessing the likely effect of that impact upon the communities which live and work in the geographical region in which the offshore and onshore electricity generation and transmission infrastructure are located, Scira has been able to clearly recognise the key stakeholders in the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm.
Regular press releases, fact sheets, community newsletters and presentation and update meetings have all been part of stakeholder care and community engagement over the last 6 years. Importantly, this programme of care and engagement will continue as the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm matures through its Operational and Maintenance years to become a key business in the economic and community life of North Norfolk.