Local Community & Stakeholder Engagement

Posted on 23/02/2021

Great communication is the key to consulting, understanding and conveying a message.

Communities and local stakeholders must have the chance to contribute in a meaningful way to proposed changes affecting the places that matter to them.

Whether the changes involve development for housing or business purposes, health or care settings, core infrastructure, the use of green spaces or important community facilities; effective early-stage consultation can make a real difference to the quality of outcomes.

We are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new joint initiative between Helen Fudge (Local Council Support Associates Ltd) and DCa architects which will combine the expertise and experience of our respective organisations to offer innovative new approaches to community & stakeholder engagement. Our new venture will be known as DCa engage.

Invite us to deliver your local community & stakeholder engagement requirements for compliant / meaningful consultation and better outcomes.

We provide:

  • Public engagement including presentations, surveys, interactive tech – real and virtual for the public and private sectors.
  • Graphic lead presentation.
  • Support for local authorities, neighbourhood and community groups to meet their emerging obligations and aspirations under the Planning White Paper:  Planning for the Future.
  • Support for developers to deliver constructive and proactive engagement with communities and stakeholders to realise positive and objective outcomes.
  • Change management support for councils including advice on local governance, democratic structures and strategy.
  • Facilitated workshops on local change and growth.
  • Qualitative analysis, interpretation and reporting.
  • Support and liaison between stakeholders.
  • Website design / interactive mapping and consultation management.

DCa engage brings together:

  • Knowledge of existing and emerging Planning policy and guidance.
  • A huge network of public authority and private sector colleagues.
  • Knowledge and long experience of local governance and structures.
  • Successful partnerships across our network.
  • Training, particularly in relation to the above.
  • Highest quality delivery supported by ISO 9001 accreditation.
  • Trusted reputations, expertise and experience.

Other key aspects of our service:

  • Facilitation, organisation, management, analysis and reporting.
  • Architecture, urban design, masterplanning and design coding.
  • Planning expertise.
  • Graphics – 2D, 3D, VR, AR, movies etc – amazing and diverse presentation techniques.
  • Socially distanced real events as well as state of the art virtual events using our tech infrastructure.

Please contact us to discuss how we can support you in delivering your engagement project:

DCa engage

+44 (0) 1234 241758


David Coles 07831 717372  


Helen Fudge 01933 663388


Do you have a project in mind?

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