Biomass plant in Selby

Top-down approach of bioenergy plant lead to the protest of locals. Main idea was to minimize negative environmental effects.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources logging residues
Issues 1 ecological, 2 social, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords environment, Selby, bioenergy, conflict
Start date 2000
End date 2002
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests locals felt that the company is building a power plant without consultancy of local people
Barriers for dialogue initial position of the company that general public does not need to know
Forums for dialogue Inveestors utilise local means and built community liaison mechanisms that helped them to resolve conflict and to win the public support. In Selby media and community leaders were regularly briefed about the development.
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation transparency and openness