The consultation process is facilitated by Soundings and will involve the community at each stage of design development to help inform the proposals. From agreeing local priorities and masterplan principles at the start; right through to fine-tuning the masterplan before it is submitted for planning and making the Statutory Consultation locally accessible.
In May 2017 we shared the updated Draft Masterplan for community feedback. Over 1500 people attended the events– many thanks to everyone for taking the time to share your views and ideas. Feedback will help inform more detailed development of the proposals.
All feedback received will be databased, analysed and compiled into a public report that we will share back for community review. All stage reports will be combined to produce a Statement of Community Involvement, a public planning document which provides a thorough account of the whole consultation process, findings and its impact informing the final masterplan.
Thank you also to everyone who attended the three July Topic Discussion Sessions, taking the time to share your ideas, to help inform the more detailed design and ‘dig-deeper’ into what makes streets, spaces and activities in the masterplan feel welcoming for all. We’ll be back in the coming months to discuss key topics and share the plans again, working towards a planning submission later this year.
Community consultation started in Spring 2014. We’ve held over 40 events to date and over 2,500 people have been involved. We will work together with the community up to and beyond submitting a planning application, continuing to to involve the community in the development of the masterplan.