Strategic Planning

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Community Consultation

Strategic Planning is the only planning consultancy in Northern Ireland with an in-house Public Affairs, Community and Stakeholder Engagement team.  This means we are undoubtedly the industry leader when it comes to managing all areas of communication and consultation around a development proposal or planning application. 

While we have advocated extensive stakeholder and community engagement for a number of years, new legislation means that it is now a statutory requirement for development which falls into the 'major' category. We understand the Pre-Application Community Consultation process and will ensure it is carried out in line with the legislation.

Our specialist team has unrivalled experience in preparing and implementing detailed political lobbying strategies, community engagement plans and consultation events for a range of high profile developments throughout Northern Ireland.  We have also directed and managed successful strategic objection campaigns on behalf of objectors to some of the region’s most controversial development proposals.

We offer the following services in relation to community and stakeholder engagement:

  • Community and stakeholder consultation
  • Political engagement
  • Drafting and submission of Pre-Application Community Consultation (PACC) Reports
  • Bespoke online consultation tools to collect, collate and analyse data
  • Drafting and issuing of briefing documents and information leaflets
  • Business and stakeholder support
  • Media management
  • Initiate and oversee social media campaigns

To view examples of political lobbying strategies, community consultation events, stakeholder engagements and objection campaigns we have previously worked on, see our ‘Case Studies’ section.