Planning and Local Government

Planning and Local Government

Our built environment specialists operate at the intersection of local communities, politics, and the media. We design, refine, and deliver innovative and impactful strategies for some of the UK’s leading businesses and organisations right across the country in cities, towns, and rural communities. 

 

Our expertise ranges from contentious planning applications and major infrastructure projects, through to community campaigns and stakeholder engagement. We work with you to ensure that your messages reach the right audiences, from Westminster to local authorities, residents to investors. 

We have the tools and talent to support you at any point on your journey. We can support from initial research and reputation audits, to strategy development and risk planning, to designing and delivering targeted engagement programmes and consultation events.   

Our fully integrated, end-to-end service includes:  

  • De-risking development pipelines: navigating a complex and nebulous planning landscape, we provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the areas in which you operate, enabling you to identify and reach the audiences that matter. This includes in-depth research and auditing, policy monitoring and risk analysis, strategic advice and use of our in-house polling team. 
  • Corporate storytelling and raising your profile: we help you tell your story in a way that is authentic to your brand and vision, and resonates with your audiences. We will showcase your successes and purpose by utilising our media expertise, in-house design team, and dedicated digital specialists to bring your messages to life and forge new, creative partnerships to elevate your business in a saturated marketplace. 
  • Mitigating and managing reputational issues: we are here to support you through your most sensitive and challenging periods. Using our experience in crisis communications and campaigning, we can advise how to navigate uncertainty and ensure your stakeholders get the full picture.  
  • Consultation and engagement strategies: developing strategic and highly innovative engagement plans, we will bring you closer to your communities through our social value specialisms and expertise in local government. 

 

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