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  • SP Broadway is a public relations consultancy specialising in planning and development

About Us

David McFarlane attends the Conservative Party hustings in Cheltenham

We provide communications and PR 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.

Case Studies

Politics of Planning

Government unveils new Investment Zones as part of Mini-Budget
September 23, 2022
Simon Clarke appointed new Levelling Up Secretary
September 9, 2022
Review: Virtual Politics of Planning Roundtable with Cllr David King
September 6, 2022

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

Mayor Jason Perry
Mayor of Croydon
7.45am-10am
Online via Zoom
October 14, 2022
Cllr Spencer Flower
Leader of the Council
Dorset Council
7.45am-10am
Online via Zoom
October 25, 2022
Cllr Alan Jarrett & Mr Richard Hicks
Leader & Director of Place and Deputy Chief Executive
Medway Council
7.45am-10am
Online via Zoom
November 01, 2022

Throughout the year we host ‘Politics of Planning’ seminars, inviting planning professionals to come and hear leading politicians speak on local and national issues affecting planning and development, and discuss these issues with guests in a roundtable format.

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