Community Profiling and Impact Assessment

Assessing local priorities and sensitivities can help to shape a scheme, ultimately adding value to the final development

We can help a client build a picture of the area in which they propose to develop in order to understand how a scheme can attract support and add value.

This process can be a mixture of desktop research and public consultation. Investigating topics such as: How can a scheme contribute to an area’s socio-economic development? What are the potential benefits in areas such as employment and leisure? And what do affected stakeholders actually want?

Through different types of community profiling and impact assessment we can help a client produce a planning application which is both viable and aligned to the needs of the community.

Our value

  • A close understanding of the planning system and local authority expectations
  • Public consultation experience relating to all types of scheme
  • Expertise in areas such as Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and Sustainability Appraisals