When it comes to planning applications, effective community consultation can be the difference between success and failure. Getting the right messages to the right people eases the planning process and leads to planning permission.
We create and implement bespoke community consultation strategies for each development. Each community engagement strategy is relevant to location, the site's surroundings, the development proposals, local decision makers and influencers. It will always fit hand in glove with your objectives, timescales, budget and expectations.
Our community engagement strategy includes liaison with opinion formers and decision makers, local community groups or businesses and statutory consultees. Our community consultation tactics involve briefings, presentations, site tours, workshops, meetings, brochures, websites and online activities, public exhibitions and effective media relations.
Our early involvement is highly recommended. Sometimes we are called in when a situation has reached crisis point with the majority of decision makers opposed to the scheme.
By working with the planners from the outset, a level of trust can be established with local stakeholders to mitigate negative views and win planning permission.