Community consultation

ClientCrest Nicholson
LocationHampshire, Surrey and Sussex
Services

Background 

We have been working collaboratively with Crest Nicholson South for many years. Our detailed community consultation programme is tailored specifically for each site; the objective is to deliver robust and Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) compliant consultation, which seeks to mitigate any impact a development may have and promote the many community benefits of Crest’s schemes.

Key project information

Recent successes have included:

  • 75 homes in Handcross – Approved by Mid Sussex District Council in 2017
  • 21 homes in Handcross –  Approved by Mid Sussex District Council in 2017
  • 47 apartments in Hove – Approved by Brighton and Hove District Council in 2015 

How we assisted

Building relationships with stakeholders, decision-makers and the community is important and to achieve this, our typical consultation activities can include public exhibitions, one-to-one meetings with neighbours, community newsletters, councillor briefings and dedicated websites.

This commitment to consultation not only addresses local concern, identifies supporters and protects Crest’s reputation, but it can also help secure planning more efficiently.

Outcome

Our approach has resulted in a 100% planning success record.