It is our company policy to hold community engagement or information events prior to any formal decisions being made - to gather local support and assist in gaining planning permission for a development that fits the needs of the local community.
In the first instance, Mactaggart & Mickel meet with key members of the community before any public consultations and exhibitions take place. During this initial meeting we discuss any proposal and hand over all the information on any future development to the principal Stakeholders.
We then arrange a public consultation where all members of the community can view and discuss the plans in full. These events are usually held in local halls or schools at convenient times for the majority of local residents. Mactaggart & Mickel view community consultation as an essential step and have gained vast experience in Scotland, where pre-application community engagement is required by law for large-scale developments.
We value the input of residents and are happy to listen to proposals and suggestions that local people have on any potential development. We find this a productive and rewarding approach, as it alerts all parties to possible issues before the proposals are locked into the planning process.