Taylor Wimpey are joint venture partners on a development of up to 350 properties in Exmouth to meet a need for new homes in East Devon.
They required a community consultation to support their planning application. KOR Communications had previously worked on the public consultation and strategic communications in support of the outline application on behalf of the landowner, Clinton Devon Estates.
Due to the scale of the proposed development, further public consultation and a full Statement of Community Involvement (SoCI) was required.
The views of people living near the development were sought after the early plans were drawn up, so people could contribute to and have their say on the final proposals before they were submitted to planners. A SoCI was required to form part of the planning application.
We publicised the consultation through the local media, wrote to all those people potentially affected and other stakeholders, managed a dedicated website, and provided methods of offering feedback. We also facilitated meetings and conversations between neighbours and the project partners.
Following the consultation, we produced a SoCI as part of the final planning application, which was approved by East Devon District Council’s Development Management Committee.
Even before plans were approved, we received calls from people wanting to know how they could reserve a new home.
We are heartened by the effort of all concerned in dealing with our worries. Neighbour of the development