Planning communications

Planning communications

We understand the sensitive and complex nature of planning communications

We are experienced at designing and delivering integrated campaigns in pursuit of planning consents across a range of development scenarios – from residential to retail, commercial and strategic infrastructure.

Portland Local has a strong track record with our campaign approach helping to achieve results for a number of development schemes. We apply campaign strategies learned on the political campaign trail to mobilise the silent majority in support of proposed developments.

Our campaigns gather intelligence, popular support and positive coverage in exactly the way that an election campaign would.

We don’t just manage opposition, we build an active supporter base for planning applications brought forward by some of the country’s biggest brands – a vital skill with the advent of the Localism Act’s new neighbourhood planning and community powers and the demands of the National Planning Policy Framework and Major Infrastructure Planning Unit.