Effective engagement with local communities is an essential part of the planning process. Our role as stakeholder engagement consultants can help our clients encourage local authorities to get behind a project.
The implications of a development go far beyond specific area of land it’s built on. Local authorities have a duty to listen to the opinions of a wide range of stakeholders including local businesses and communities, so engaging with them positively tends to be in the best interest of a project team that wants to move smoothly through the development phases.
Keeping people informed
Operating as stakeholder engagement consultants, we help our clients interact positively with local communities and other stakeholders. It’s an approach that reduces the potential for the kind of tensions that can slow or even completely derail a project.
We have a great deal of experience in working with local communities and other stakeholders to help them understand the benefits of a development, whether this is in terms of the jobs and opportunities that could be directly created or wider investment that could be attracted to the community in the short and long term.
We work co-operatively, pro-actively and as transparently as possible with every stakeholder that has an interest in a project, and have the experience to spot potential issues before they lead to tension.
We believe that operating openly and interacting positively as community stakeholder engagement consultants increases the likelihood of a project being completed on time and on budget. This minimises disruption and maximises value for all concerned.