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Pre-application Community Consultation: Going Beyond the Requirements

Date: Wednesday 21st March 2018

Time: 11:45 – 4pm

Location: Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham Glyndŵr University, Mold Road, Wrexham,

LL11 2AW

To book please visit eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2I60z6N


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Welsh Government has introduced minimum requirements for pre-application community consultation for all significant planning applications.

Good developments are those that work well with their local areas, which means working with local communities. However, some convincing is still required from each perspective to develop a positive and beneficial process.

For communities, faced with limited resources and a feeling that their comments have no follow through and hence no ‘real’ influence on schemes, meaningful consultation should involve early discussions with developers and a clear understanding about how comments are taken forward in shaping outcomes.

For the local authority wanting to avoid it becoming a box ticking exercise means finding pro-active ways for encouraging and supporting three-way dialogue between planning authority, community and developer.

For developers, encouraging better pre-application consultation means overcoming fears that community consultation can trigger about wasted time, added costs and increased risk.

Building on these lessons this network event will explore how we can go beyond the minimum requirements to bring benefits for all involved.

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