This stage encompasses all the work that needs to be done, and agreements in place, before the major step of applying for planning permission is taken.

Legal Negotiation

A crucial step in the project development process is negotiating robust and fair legal agreements. Often legal agreements are the downfall of a project, but done in the correct way, the process can be quick and beneficial to all. Scene is able to offer help in two ways; 1) to mediate the process and to lighten the workload for expensive lawyers, or 2) to work with community legal representatives on technical terms of agreements.


Pre-Planning Financial Assistance

A renewable energy planning application can require a substantial amount of work on the part of communities, and in many cases a substantial sum of money must be invested. There are several traditional routes to funding this stage of your project: government loans, private loans, or equity investment. We can advise on the suitability of each or a combination of these, depending on the details of your project, and the make-up of your community organisation. 


Project Management

The process of applying for planning permission, and preparing for project development if permission is granted, amounts to a sizeable project in itself. In particular, there are a variety of environmental standards that must be adhered to, technical issues to assess, and legal processes and agreements to be made between the community and other stakeholders. Ensuring that this process is managed rigorously and effectively can make all the difference to the quality of your application, and therefore increases the chance that your community project will be granted permission. We offer a tailored project management service for community projects, with optional levels of involvement, depending on the needs of the community and the scale of the project.