Planning Campaign of the Year finalist in Public Affairs awards

We’re really pleased to have been a finalist in this years’ Public Affairs Awards in the Planning Campaign of the Year category.

A special needs school for severely disabled kids in north London was faced with council officials recommending refusal of their new expanded school.

Thorncliffe were brought on, at a very late stage, to identify, harness and enlist support from the community, politicians and celebrities.

We used the most effective arguments as our message to councillors, and we secured the support of the local community to back the school.

MD, Richard Patient, said

‘We’re really pleased to have overturned the recommendation for refusal in Barnet.  Without our strategic help, it’s unlikely the school would have been granted planning consent, and there would be no new school. The tightness of the vote proves this.

Within the very short timeframe we had, we hit our objectives to harness massive community support, and gain the support of local councillors.

This campaign was special to us, as it gave us the opportunity to work for special needs kids with severe disabilities. It was special to others because the local community had been waiting for such a long time to get this new school.’