The UK planning system places considerable weight on the opinions of local communities. Gaining their support can make the difference between an application succeeding or failing.

Stages of community engagement can include:

  • Initial consultation with the community and giving them a say on the project
  • On‐going engagement while the application moves forward
  • Keeping the community informed and up to date with activities.

How we can help

Listening to the local community can increase the acceptability of your project and the likelihood of gaining consent.  Our planning consultants can assist you with:

  • Developing unique engagement methodologies
  • Planning and running public exhibitions, workshops and meetings
  • Media relations including writing newspaper articles, adverts and community letters
  • Presentations to stakeholders, parish councils and planning committees

Our expertise

We have extensive experience delivering stakeholder and community engagement events. We have carried out events for a wide variety of policy projects and developments.

We aim to achieve real community ‘buy-in’ to projects wherever we can. We look to engage hard-to-reach groups and try to minimise barriers to engagement.

Contact Kenny Dhillon if you would like advice.

Recent Planning Projects

Mynydd Y Gwrhyd Community Wind Farm Planning Application, Wales

Environment / Planning

Outline Planning Permission for 29 Dwellings, Tytherington, Gloucestershire

Environment / Planning

Full Planning Permission for change of use, Manchester

Environment / Planning