Political & Community Engagement

Over the last 30 years, Chelgate has built a reputation as one of the country’s leading planning communications practices, specialising in political & community engagement. Our specialist Chelgate Local team includes current and former Councillors who have experience of delivering tailored planning communications for projects across England.

We have handled all types of projects, from change of use applications to contentious, high profile schemes that attract national as well as local media and political interest. These have ranged from major leisure villages in Wiltshire and Bedfordshire to a national memorial in London, and from a historic dockyard in Kent to a major mixed-use regeneration project in Victoria.

Chelgate utilises the full range of planning communications activities, tailored for individual projects and clients including:

  • Local and national political engagement
  • Community and stakeholder consultation
  • Media relations
  • Exhibitions and events
  • Direct marketing
  • Websites and social media
  • Monitoring and political intelligence
  • Reputation management
  • Construction communications

We provide cost-effective integrated campaigns that mobilise supporters and minimise the impact of opposition. By working closely with relevant political representatives and communities, we help developers build relationships with influencers and decision-makers to deliver positive results.

Much of this work is undertaken through our specialist at Chelgate Local, for more information please visit the Chelgate Local website.