Community Consultation
Statement of Community Engagement

With most reasonable and large-scale development proposals community consultation is a requirement of the Localism Act 2011, the Planning Authority’s Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and the National Planning Policy Framework.

Throughout a project, we ensure that our work is carried out in accordance with the requirements and that we obtain appropriate information and materials (including records and photos of events etc) at each step of the way.

As part of the application document, we are able to write a Statement of Community Engagement to accompany the application. This explains how the proposals have been publicised, how local people have commented on and collaborated with the applicant and how the views that have been expressed have been properly considered and, where possible, taken on board within the proposals.

An example of a Statement of Community Engagement that we prepared can be viewed here.

For more information on how we can support your development application, contact Iain Vellacott or Althea Taylor-Salmon at or call 01992 551 335.


Community Engagement on Development Proposals – Bishop's Stortford North

Iain is undoubtedly one of the best in the business. His extensive experience coupled with his understanding of the planning system make him a key member of a project team. His initial research and ongoing monitoring are always extremely useful in identifying potential issues and opportunities and his communications abilities are excellent -whether it be writing press releases or exhibition boards or just having a quiet cup of tea with a concerned local resident. I would have no hesitation in recommending Iain – he is a pleasure to work with, an excellent ambassador and he always gives 100% commitment to a project.
Andrew Dutton, Strategic Land Director Bovis Homes