Community Engagement and consultation is a central aspect of bringing forward a planning application or developing a major community initiative.
Consultation is a central aspect of bringing forward a planning application or developing a major community initiative. The Localism Act, Neighbourhood Planning, and growing public awareness have made early community engagement not just important, but vital. It also makes good sense: establishing positive relationships early on can often ease contentious issues or at least give an opportunity to find common ground.
We deliver effective community consultation campaigns across the board, no matter the size of the scheme – we always start with a research-led approach, which shapes a unique community consultation campaign for each client.
We can work as part of your team to ensure that local politicians are kept informed and that engagement with the community, political stakeholders, and the media is undertaken and communicated effectively. We understand the sensitivities and complexities involved in community consultation, and we know we do it well. We can deliver:
- Public Exhibitions
- Community Workshops
- Focus Groups
- Surveys and Questionnaires
- Leaflet delivery
- Door knocking campaigns