Community Engagement Consultants


Planning & Community Engagement Consultants

 

 

Welcome to Community Engagement Consultants, a community engagement and town planning consultancy based in Hertfordshire.

At Community Engagement Consultants, we are planning consultants with a real passion for community engagement. We can assist with everything from desktop site appraisals, planning application preparation and submission, appeals by written representations and our area of specialisation, public consultation and community engagement.

We can help with projects of all sizes, from a basic change of use or retrospective planning application for a single property, through to preparing and submitting planning applications and the supporting community engagement activity for large urban extensions. If you would like to discuss your project and request a fee proposal please contact us.

Community Engagement

Here at Community Engagement Consultants, we are experienced in planning and delivering effective community engagement to support planning applications of all kinds. From small in-fill proposals of just a few homes, to urban extensions and large mixed use or commercial proposals, we can help to consult the community and engage with stakeholders as part of your pre-submission community engagement requirements.

We provide support to our clients across a broad range of engagement activities:

  • Consultation strategy
  • Public Relations
  • Community and Stakeholder engagement
  • Public Exhibitions
  • Consultation websites and social media
  • Enquiry management and reporting
  • Media relations
  • Community forums
  • Design & Print – from brochures to exhibition boards
  • Video  and Photography

How much could a community engagement exercise cost?

Each project is different and requires a different approach. However as a guide we have provided some indicative costs for some of the most common community engagement methods we are asked to facilitate.

Leaflet Consultation with application page hosted on our website

  • Design and printing of up to 1000 A5 double sided leaflets with distribution
  • Hosting of application/scheme proposals information on a page on our website
  • Collation of email and postal responses to the consultation
  • Preparation of a Statement of Community Involvement as a PDF optimised for uploading on to the Planning Portal

From £2,500.00 + VAT

Public Exhibition with leaflet consultation and application page hosted on our website

  • Design and printing of up to 1000 A5 double sided leaflets with distribution inviting residents and businesses to attend a public exhibition
  • Hosting of application/scheme proposals information on a page on our website
  • Collation of email, written and postal responses to the consultation
  • Design and printing of up to 4 A0 foamex display boards for the exhibition (includes easels)
  • Design and printing of an A0 signage board for the exhibition
  • Design and printing of up to 100x A4 8pp landscape consultation/scheme brochures (additional copies can be quoted for)
  • Design and print of up to 100x A4 2pp feedback forms for the exhibition
  • Inviting stakeholders (ward councillors, planning committee etc to attend the exhibition for a private viewing prior to the public exhibition
  • Hosting of a one day public exhibition – includes a community engagement consultant to attend the exhibition (excludes venue hire fee and refreshments)
  • Preparation of a Statement of Community Involvement as a PDF optimised for uploading on to the Planning Portal

From £9,500.00 + VAT

 


Public exhibition taking place in a vacant retail unit within the proposed development site

 


Planning Application Preparation



We are able to manage the entire planning application process for you. From initial brief to submission, we can coordinate other consultants and disciplines as part of the project team. We can recommend consultants to assist with everything from drawing plans to archaeology, drainage and everything you could need as part of your planning application.

From small householder and commercial change of use and retrospective planning applications ,to large urban extensions and commercial and mixed use proposals, we can help with any project, large or small.

This is a overview of some of the planning work we can assist with:

  • Retrospective applications
  • Change of Use applications
  • Outline applications
  • Detailed or Reserved Matters applications
  • Planning Appeals by written representations
  • Formal Pre-application enquiries with the local planning authority
  • Residential, commercial, energy, mixed use and retail change of use applications
  • Promotion potential development sites through the Local Plan process

Statement of Community Involvement

At Community Engagement Consultants we are specialists in the preparation of Statement of Community Involvement reports. The Statement of Community Involvement, or Pre-Application Consultation Report is now a validation requirement for many local authorities for major schemes and on some occasions for smaller schemes where the development has a particular community impact.

The Statement of Community Involvement is a key document in explaining not only who, how and why the community and stakeholders have been consulted. But crucially it explains how the feedback gathered during the consultation process has been taken into account in the evolution of the proposals subject to the planning application being submitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For advice or a quote to produce a Statement of Community Involvement for your scheme please contact us

Contact Us

 

 

We would be pleased to hear from you….

Please contact us to discuss your project, planning or community engagement requirements. We are based in Hertfordshire but we are happy to travel throughout the UK for the right project.

Office hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

01279 882 415

info@communityengagementconsultants.co.uk

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Registered Address:

Community Engagement Consultants

T1, Allen House Business Centre, The Maltings, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 9JX

VAT registration: 288787420