Local engagement forms an increasingly important aspect of planning and development initiatives.
We have many years of engagement and consultation experience and we believe this is key to achieving successful planning decisions. We are involved in engagement strategies for strategic site allocations, liaison with key stakeholders and providing advice on consultation methodologies to deliver complex planning permissions.
Principal areas of involvement are:
- Setting the engagement strategy
- Communication and organisation
- Exhibitions, workshops and meetings
- Facilitation and listening
- Liaison with key stakeholders
- Mitigation and publicity
These stages are planned carefully to reflect the unique qualities and challenges of each project. Each stage is crucial to achieving a successful result and consultation is now an increasingly important part of the planning application process under the new localism agenda.
What is of key importance is that the approach adopted suits the scale and impact of the project, the people participating and the particular situation.