Consulting the community

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Sustainable Charlbury used public meetings to collect feedback from the community about their solar farm proposal. During the meetings, they explained the proposals and the likely financial returns for investors and the wider community.  They also used the opportunity to feed back the results from their community survey, meetings with stakeholders, and the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and feasibility study. The community was then invited to participate in an extensive discussion of the site design and visual impact, community benefit and business model, and also to discuss the planning application process.