It is now becoming apparent that many residents within Dumfries & Galloway who are potentially affected by this proposal are beginning to think deeply about how to respond and the same is true for a number of Community Councils who only meet every 4-6 weeks. At the consultation SPEN held yesterday in Dunscore Village Hall it became … More Urgent: We need more time to respond (I’m please to say SPEN have listened to us and we now have to the 31 August 2015)
Reflecting on Article 6, Clause 4 of the Convention today I began to think about the motives of the people who drafted the Aarhus Convention back in 1998 that caused them to include the words, “when all options are open” in the clause – which reads in full, “Each party shall provide for early public participation, when all options are open and … More The Aarhus Convention: why begin communicating when all options are open?
Reading the Aarhus Convention today in relation to Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) Strategic Reinforcement Project I came across Article 6, Clause 3. This says “… public participation procedures shall include reasonable time-frames for the different phases, allowing sufficient time for informing the public … and for the public to prepare and participate effectively …” Concerned residents … More Access to Justice in Environmental Matters: the Aarhus Convention