No one knows a site better than its local community. We listen to local people; we engage stakeholders in the design process and we learn from our communities.

We write consultation strategies which are tailored to each individual project. At the end of the process we write a Community Involvement Report which can be submitted with a planning application. We love to work on a project as early as possible but we are happy to jump on board later in the process. It is never too late to consult!

We start every project by identifying stakeholders in the community. We go to meet with them in their own homes, at local schools, at local council meetings or at interest group meetings.

We love to bring stakeholders together for workshops where we gather vital local knowledge that can be fed back to the design team. We plan workshops for children to help spread the word about a project. Children’s workshops are designed to be incorporated into art, maths and science curriculums.

We build websites and manage social media accounts. We use online survey tools and applications to make sure we reach all the right people.

Our directly employed field workers hand deliver leaflets and carry out street surveys.

Towards the end of the process we host professional exhibitions. We design leaflets and posters to advertise the event, select suitable venues and attend the event on the day. Throughout the process we take fantastic photographs which we incorporate into our Community Involvement Report.


YS_Logo_FINAL_correct_darker_blue_for_print“Your exemplary community consultation and engagement activity meant that we were able to persuade community groups to back the project and help us win approval. Your work with local stakeholders, using exhibitions, workshops and meetings, gave individuals the comfort that their opinions were being listened to.”