We are a stakeholder engagement agency and securing community support for planning applications is what we do day in, day out.

We work with developers to gain support for infrastructure schemes, retail and leisure complexes, housing developments, oil terminals, on and off-shore wind farms, solar energy and power plants, waste disposal sites, industrial developmentsk, and office blocks. You name it, we have done it!

We see community consultation not as a cost but as an investment that speeds up the planning process, erases objections and leads to our clients getting on site quicker.

We have a proud track record of securing community support thanks to the fact that we:

  • Listen to communities
  • Enable latent supporters to become active advocates
  • Implement intelligence-gathering processes that capture meaningful insights of local opinion

We are highly innovative communicators, using digital technologies to seek public opinion and get our messages across. We are also a safe pair of hands and, in addition, a local pair of hands.

With eight offices across the UK including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and Edinburgh, our community consultation team includes local people who are acutely aware of local politics and local issues.

That means we get out of the trap faster and can provide our clients with incisive and valuable insights from day one. 

At Only Property, we are experienced in converting complex concepts and technical documents into succinct prose that can be quickly and easily understood.

Our consultants work to the Plain English Campaign’s standards and are experienced in bringing materials for public consumption up to the campaign’s ‘Crystal Mark’ standard, so that you can demonstrate your genuine willingness to engage effectively.


To find out more about our community engagement services, please contact Elspeth Brown on 0800 612 9890.