What we can do for... Developers & Business
Avoiding Delays in Planning Process
One of the biggest causes of delays to building projects occurs due to projects stalling during the planning process. The Scottish Government Planning Advice Note 3/2010 stipulates the importance of engagement with communities.
Our process makes it clear and demonstrable to the planning authorities that good engagement and consultation has taken place.
Avoiding Disputes with Local Communities
Another great obstacle during the planning process can be when communities group together to contest the development. This often happens because the communities affected by the development feel that they are having the change thrust upon them without being asked and with little or no benefit in return.
By employing our process of engagement the public are given a real voice in the development. This helps the public to feel a part of the process and it is much less likely that you’ll find yourself labelled as the 'Big Bad Business Men'.
Creating Good Examples of Corporate Social Responsibility
Investing in our consultation service gives you more than help with the planning process. Investing in our service means generating workshops, exhibitions and fun events like a Pop-Up Cinéma.
This is however very serious fun. Because our service is bespoke we collect important information about the community’s needs and reveal how simple things like a space for children to play, a small public garden or a comfortable social space can make a real positive difference to the community and improve the quality of the overall development.
Our engagement therefore provides you with strong positive examples proving your organisations commitment to supporting the local community and fulfilling its corporate social responsibility.