Public consultation Tip 9: Be transparent!

The ninth of my Top 10 Consultation Tips is to be as open and transparent as possible. It will help you win trust and support. And, in any case, you don’t have anything to hide.

Public consultation tip 8: Genuinely listen!

The eighth in my Top 10 Consultation Tips series is genuinely to listen to people’s feedback - and see how this can improve your scheme.

Public consultation tip 7: Be ready to be grilled!

The latest post in my Top 10 Consultation Tips series is about being mindful that, unless your proposals are extremely straight forward, you’ll not just be collating people’s views but answering their questions too.

Public consultation tip 6: Set your boundaries

This next post in my Top 10 Consultation Tips series deals with the importance of being clear from the outset about the boundaries of your consultation.

Consultation for factory development

TK Associates is managing a community consultation for the development of a new factory in St Leonards, East Sussex.

Consultation for new Bexhill regeneration scheme

We are delivering a public consultation exercise around proposals for a multi-million pound road to open up extensive development land near Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Public consultation Tip 5: Be accessible!

As the latest in my Top 10 Consultation Tips series, my fifth tip is: be as accessible as possible to your consultees.

Public consultation Tip 4: Be clear!

As the next in my Top Ten Tips series, my fourth maxim for running a great consultation is to be clear. An obvious one, right? But it’s where so many consultations fall down.

Public consultation Tip 3: Be inclusive – within limits

As the latest post in my series of top 10 tips for running an effective public consultation – many of them learnt the hard way - here’s Tip 3: Be inclusive – within limits.

Public consultation Tip 2: What you must do vs what you should

Continuing my Top 10 Consultation Tip series, here are my thoughts on Tip 2 – distinguishing what you must do from what you should ...