THREE TOPICS (update: 4 July 2023)
The topics technology, health, and participation featured prominently in your reactions. For the sake of thoroughness and a good balance of interests we shall go into more depth on certain reactions with the stakeholders who submitted them. The first phase of this in-depth exercise took place in the past few weeks during individual discussions, where we spoke to the stakeholders in question about their written reactions. Possible solutions were explored. We discussed this with representatives of the Town Council of Wijk aan Zee, Frisse Wind, Gezondheid op 1, Urgenda, Zeester, and IJmond IJzersterk.
In July 2023 we also organized three discussions on the aforementioned topics – technology, health, and participation – with stakeholders, one for each topic.
Our aim is to go further into the theme of each topic and to accommodate the reactions we received to the best of our ability in our responses.
We are inviting 10 people maximum to each discussion. These include civil society organisations and local inhabitants. A combination of the following organisations and inhabitants will attend each focus discussion
- Wijkgroep WestBeverwijk
- IJmond Ijzersterk
- Dorpsraad Wijk aan Zee
- Natuur- en Milieufederatie Noord-Holland
- Stichting Maatschappij en Samenleving
The invited inhabitants are individuals who previously submitted a reaction; an attempt was made to invite as many as possible per residential area. In addition, a maximum of 5 employees from, or on behalf of, Tata Steel are present; we believe that this will allow a thorough, in-depth participation. We consider that a group of 15 people at most is the optimal size for an in-depth discussion. A few stakeholders have also come forward who were not included in our initial selection, but who would also like to take part. We are individually in contact with them and naturally aim to involve them as much as possible.
The conclusions drawn from these discussions will be used in the next steps, for example responding to reactions from the first participation phase, and the memorandum on scope and detailing (NRD). The next phase will take longer than was initially planned. It seems however to be the proper way for us to provide a thorough follow-up to the reactions from the participation process. Our objective remains the same: to fulfil our Green Steel plan by 2030 at the latest, and at the same time shut down Blast Furnace 7 and Coke and Gas Plant 2.