Public Consultation and Community Involvement in Planning is the definitive introduction to public consultation for developers, students and planners. The past decade has seen a complete transformation in consultation and community relations in the UK, from increased requirements to consult, to the introduction of neighbourhood planning and a revolution in online communication. Public Consultation and Community Involvement in Planning takes readers through consultation from the basics right through to emerging trends to demonstrate how a successful consultation process can benefit both the developers and the local community.

The book begins with a definition of consultation and community involvement and an explanation of their role within the development process, before going on to clarify the legal, ethical, practical and ideological concerns to be addressed by the consultation process. Consultation strategy is explored step by step, and social media and online consultation is explored in detail. This is the first comprehensive guide to modern public consultation within the UK development sector and will be essential reading for developers, students and planners.

chapter 1|5 pages


part I|60 pages

The context of consultation today

part II|124 pages

The planning process

part III|119 pages

Communications strategy and tactics

chapter 14|31 pages

Strategy development

chapter 15|13 pages

Tactics to inform and engage

chapter 16|22 pages

New consultation tactics

chapter 17|19 pages

Analysis, evaluation and feedback

chapter 18|32 pages

Reducing risk in consultation

part IV|47 pages

Post planning

chapter 19|25 pages

Community relations during construction

chapter 20|17 pages

Community involvement following construction

chapter 21|3 pages