Public Consultation and Community Involvement in Planning: a twenty-first century guide

Consultation and community involvement in planning is changing rapidly: in recent years we have seen a changing political framework, new methods of communication, raised expectations and increased scrutiny of developers’ and local authorities’ methodologies. Communications professionals running consultations need to fully understand the new environment, the impact of the changes on their work and the opportunities that change presents.

Our event marks the publication of Public Consultation and Community Involvement in Planning: a twenty-first century guide by Penny Norton FCIPR and Martin Hughes MCIPR.

Described by Routledge as “the definitive introduction to public consultation for developers, students and planners” and by the planning industry as “a very comprehensive overview of the changing world of planning, community relations and corporate social responsibility”, offering, “a wealth of experience and best practice to inspire and encourage” the book is exactly what the industry requires.

Penny Norton and Martin Hughes will take part in a panel discussion, along with members of the Royal Town Planning Industry and Landscape industry to offer an insight into the changing world of consultation in planning.

This is worth 5 CIPR CPD points