Public consultation is an integral part of the planning process and a requirement of the Localism Act.
Carried out well, meaningful engagement with all the stakeholders affected by a proposal will not only speed consent but also – ultimately – deliver better and more popular development.
And the sooner that engagement process begins, ideally at the pre-application stage, the better the results will be.
However, public engagement is all too often seen as time consuming, complex and costly. Which is why the Consulting You web-based toolbox was developed: to make that engagement simpler, speedier, more effective… and less expensive.