Securing support of the local community is often pivotal in achieving planning permission. In a digital world, opposition groups can mobilise fast through social media platforms – giving even more reason why it’s important to keep your fingers on the pulse.
As usual, scoping out key stakeholders should happen at an early stage. But crucially, continual monitoring of online platforms and social listening is important to stay ahead of the curve and anticipate where there might be bumps in the road ahead.
This allows us to be reactive when planning community consultations and means our clients can address concerns well before they come to a head. From renewables to housing, local communities will be keen to share their views – we’ll help you listen.