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PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT ARE KEY TO SUCCESS

Consultation

Working closely and effectively in consultation with local communities forms an integral part of our approach to the planning and design process – involving, empowering, listening and responding to local people, so they can genuinely take ownership of the finished proposal. This is rarely an easy or straightforward process; there are often many doubts, differences and tensions which must be resolved.

We firmly believe in the principles of communication, engagement, and building strong relationships with a wide variety of audience groups to ensure the involvement of all stakeholders, including local communities, local authorities and relevant interest groups. We are increasingly looking towards online consultation (with a dedicated web site) for both projects and area based strategies or masterplans.

Our long and successful track record in public consultation has resulted in a broad range of tried and tested techniques that embrace a wide range of communication methods such as:

  • Face to face interviews and surveys
  • Workshops for specific groups
  • “Planning for real” events
  • Questionnaires
  • Local press and websites
  • Working with schools, clubs and associations
  • Meetings with community representatives and agencies, such as local councillors, health care professionals, community workers, police and probation service
  • On-line consultation using dedicated web sites for projects or strategies
  • Leaflets
  • Exhibitions

 

Contact us to find out more about our consultation and key stakeholder engagement services.