- Media relations
- Public affairs
- Community relations
- Event management
RWE npower renewables, developers of the Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm
Winds of change
- Provide a broad range of support to RWE npower renewables throughout the planning and construction of Little Cheyne Court, the largest onshore wind farm in the South East.
- Promote support for a landmark renewable energy project in the region from initial consultation, through planning, a public inquiry and judicial review to construction, completion and formal opening.
Results and highlights:
- Working closely with the RWE npower renewables, Maxim assisted in the development of a comprehensive consultation and communications programme.
- A series of successful community consultation exhibitions were organised.
- Local and national print and broadcast publicity was managed by Maxim, which also involved hosting press visits.
- Widespread local support was secured, resulting in many letters of support for the scheme from local residents, environmental groups – both local and national – and business representatives.
- A community liaison group and freephone service were established to help ensure good communications with local residents during the construction phase of the wind farm.
- A community benefit fund was established.
- A formal opening by the then Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Miliband MP.