About Us

We provide communications and public relations assistance on development projects at all stages of the planning and construction process.

You could be:

  • Promoting a site for allocation in a district council’s Local Plan
  • Preparing to submit a planning application for the first time
  • Submitting a revised application following refusal of previous proposals
  • Submitting a ‘reserved matters’ application after ‘outline’ approval
  • Preparing for determination by a council’s Planning Committee
  • Preparing to begin construction once you have consent

In all these situations there will be people who you ought to be consulting with – whether it’s simply explaining your proposals to local councillors, or hearing the views of local residents before you submit a planning application for the first (or second) time.

We can organise and manage this process for you from start to finish:

Political and community engagement

  • Political briefing meetings
  • Community stakeholder meetings
  • Community liaison groups
  • Community workshops

Public Consultation

  • Public exhibitions
  • ‘Drop-in’ sessions
  • Leaflets / brochures / newsletters
  • Consultation websites
  • Canvassing

Media and Social Media

  • Press releases
  • Press briefings
  • Print & online media monitoring
  • Social media engagement

Pre-Committee Communications

  • Pre-committee briefing material
  • Committee presentations
  • Committee speeches

Post-Planning Communications

  • Resident liaison (i.e. a single point of contact)
  • Construction liaison groups
  • Construction newsletter updates

Our ability to build valuable relationships, based on a foundation of respect and forged through face-to-face contact, enables us to deliver success both for our clients and for the communities in which we work.

We have provided political and community engagement support for planning applications and strategic land allocations across the country.

Click here to view a list of the council areas where we have helped clients with engagement (represented by the orange dots on the map to the right).

We have also hosted political roundtable discussions with councillors and MPs from across the country (represented by the blue dots on the map).

We are an official partner of the Northern Powerhouse, and recently opened a Manchester office.  We have worked on strategic land allocations and planning applications across the Powerhouse area, from Tyneside to the Wirral.

If you would like to speak to us about a project in the North, give Emily Mahon a ring on 020 7152 4042.

Case Studies

Politics of Planning

Review: Virtual Politics of Planning Roundtable with Cllr Mark Ingall
August 4, 2020
District Councils' Network raise concerns over housing targets
July 31, 2020
New planning law to 'cut unnecessary bureaucracy' says Jenrick
July 25, 2020

Politics of Planning is our weekly planning update, bringing you the news and analysis you need to plot a successful planning course though fast-changing political waters.

   

Events

Cllr Nick Prescot
Leader of Runnymede Borough Council

(online event via Zoom)
August 27, 2020
Cllr Mark Ingall
Leader of Harlow District Council

(online event via Zoom)
August 04, 2020
Cllr Graham Butland
Leader of Braintree District Council

(online event via Zoom)
September 22, 2020

Throughout the year we host roundtable
discussions between leading politicians and key figures within the development industry.

See All Events