|Remarkable works to ensure that there is a balancing view of the proposals|
Since consultation dialogue with residents, politicians and the media is now an integral part of the planning system, it must be used as effectively as possible. It should start at the pre-application stage and continue until a decision is made.
Early consultation and action in responding to local issues and concerns builds understanding of the benefits of a project and a client's reputation, helps to break down barriers, and deals with misconceptions. It strengthens the client's case and weakens opposition. We identify the right people to communicate with and influence, establish what is important to them and present each client's case in clear and concise layman's terms.
Remarkable works to ensure that there is a balancing view of the proposals and the facts are easily accessible to members of the public, clarifying difficult issues and in turn allowing residents to see the positive sides to development.
Research - intelligence gathering, profiling local authorities and stakeholders, issues analysis and evaluation (as a basis for consultation and briefing)
Strategic advice - creating site and project specific strategies for each planning application from the pre-application stage through to committee.
Community relations - ensuring that residents and local third party groups are informed, their concerns are addressed and support is mobilised.
Political relations - identifying and providing councillors and other political consultees with the appropriate information and messages.
Media relations - an essential source of information for councillors and the community. Advising clients on the media and making sure that the right approach is taken can be key to a successful planning decision.
Stakeholder contact management and negotiation - liaising with key stakeholders to ensure that contact and the flow of information is maintained
Exhibition organisation and management - providing creative ideas to promote the application and managing the production of materials and events