Personal meetings with opponents

Year

2010

Organisation

TenneT

Description

Throughout the planning and permit process of the Randstad380 project, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and TenneT hosted a multitude of personal meetings with groups or individuals opposing the project or being affected by it. This could be initiated by request during public events. Also, the Ministry and/or TenneT took the initiative to proactively make contact as soon as it became clear that people with specific interests could be affected by a project.

Opponents of the project mostly appreciated these personal talks since the ability to ask questions and express personal concerns was granted. Even if they did not agree on specific issues, this helped promote views that the process was at least fair.