The Five Ws of Consultation Zones
What is a Consultation Zone? An area surrounding a transmission pipeline that warrants additional communication between key stakeholders.
Who are the key stakeholders? Governing bodies, pipeline operators, and developers.
Why? To improve communications during the land-use planning process between key stakeholders in order to minimize the impact and risk associated with the encroachment on transmission pipelines
When? Prior to developments being approved or permitted.
Where? In areas near transmission facilities. The exact area and consultation zone should be developed based on the specific factors and circumstances of the local community.