Improving public influence on planning issues and developments

On Friday 9th February, following our breakfast briefing with Carson Mc Dowell LLP, we attended an expert seminar and roundtable discussion hosted by the Consultation Institute and NICVA on ‘Improving public influence on planning issues and developments’.

The event provided an opportunity for representatives of voluntary and community sector organisations to learn from leading experts in the field of community consultation and public engagement in planning.

TCI Engagements Quintin Oliver, and Geoff Nuttall, NICVA, welcomed and introduced everyone. Penny Norton (author of ‘ Public Consultation and Community Involvement – a 21st.Century Guide) highlighted the key challenges and components of achieving successful and effective consultation and community involvement in the planning process, based on the findings of over 100 case studies.

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What we learnt from our first breakfast briefing – “Better Engagement in Planning”

On 9th February, we hosted our first breakfast seminar in collaboration with Carson Mc Dowell LLP , the Consultation Institute and Stratagem NI at Ten Square, Belfast. We listened to three insightful presentations on the changing world of consultation in planning and their predictions for 2018 and beyond.

The speakers were:

Our own co-founder, Quintin Oliver, facilitated the proceedings (@TCIEngagement).

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