For the Isle of Man, the Richmond Hill Consultative Committee meets that need. A statutory body set up by Tynwald, the committee works with the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture to ensure we are regulated in a transparent manner.
All relevant information on the operations of the energy-from-waste facility is available to committee members, so they can ensure it operates within the terms of its licence and planning consent. Members can raise issues in meetings and directly with the Department, and table recommendations.
Procedures are also in place to handle all queries received either directly from the public or local authorities. Each query is logged, investigated and the outcome reported back.