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

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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 Consultation for Second Staircase on Tall Buildings Could Impact Brownfield Sites
January 29, 2023
Net Zero Review recommends planning reforms
January 20, 2023
Review: Virtual Politics of Planning Breakfast Roundtable with Cllr Peter Strachan (Buckinghamshire)
January 17, 2023

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 Matt Boughton
Leader of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
Online via Microsoft Teams
7.45am - 10am
February 07, 2023
Clive Betts MP
Chair of the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Selection Committee
In-Person
London Marriott Hotel County Hall, Westminster
8.00am - 10:00am
February 28, 2023
Cllr John Fuller OBE
Leader of South Norfolk Council
Online via Microsoft Teams
7.45am-10am
March 23, 2023

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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