MPC works with communities and developers to achieve successful planning outcomes for residential, commercial and mixed-use developments, across the UK. We also navigate complex stakeholder environments for land owners and sports clubs and with leading energy firms to build, manage and protect reputations in an extremely competitive and sensitive landscape.
We understand the importance of maintaining transparency in the planning process, and consistently deliver fresh, clear and engaging communication strategies which encourage positive attitudes and mobilise support for development.
In London alone we have used our unique insight into the planning environment to shape communications strategies that have helped to secure consent for over 4,000 homes, almost 70,000 sqm of employment space, 200 student rooms, a multi-screen cinema and a 20,000 seater football stadium.
MPC was appointed to work on an outline proposal for up to 40 homes in Haddenham in April 2017, based on our knowledge of the authority.
MPC sought to achieve motivate the silent majority into active support by approaching groups such as sports clubs and community amenities which aimed to help improve job prospects and service provision in the area.
MPC conducted a successful planning promotion on behalf of a prominent national insurer. These plans involved a landmark development of a new cinema, chain hotel and associated restaurant/cafe units in Trowbridge.
MPC was instructed to assist a community-owned League Two Football Club with their plans for a complex stadium upgrade programme. This was to be funded with an enabling development of purpose-built student accommodation on-site.
Meeting Place Communications was appointed by a consortium of two leading housebuilders to manage a complex programme of political and community stakeholder engagement on plans to regenerate a former Ministry of Defence site in Bath.
MPC led the programme of political and community stakeholder engagement on plans for a new student accommodation development on vacant land off Cambridge’s bustling Mill Road.
MPC was instructed by an international bank to develop a comprehensive PR programme that would repair and enhance the reputation of a site in their portfolio.
MPC was hired to promote the development of a disused office block to accommodate a new health centre. This scheme saw three existing small surgeries closing and consolidating their services in a new state-of-the-art facility.
MPC was appointed by L&Q to undertake community consultation for their proposed Bream Street development. Consultation events were held in November 2014 and March 2015.
MPC were instructed to run a programme of community consultation and engagement for the “repowering” of a wind farm at St Breock, near Wadebridge, Cornwall.
MPC worked on behalf of Primark Stores Ltd to promote the conversion of a shopping centre into what is likely to become the largest store in their European chain.
MPC was instructed to help an historic local football club with their plans for a new home for the club, and new homes for the community.
MPC was instructed to compile a programme of public consultation for proposals to convert a 30 storey office tower into over 200 high-end residential units.
Affinity Sutton, together with MPC, undertook a programme of public consultation including substantial engagement with tenants on the Sutton Estate in Chelsea.
The proposals included 98 new homes, significant public open space, 35% affordable and a mix of sizes that also included bungalows. Our client had worked hard to prepare proposals that met the needs of the community, but they needed help ensuring that the support for the development was heard...
Meeting Place Communications was instructed by Linden Homes to promote an outline application for 250 new homes in Ashchurch, Gloucestershire.... The application was recommended for approval and was granted a planning consent at its first examination, by six votes to seven.
"Meeting Place Communications coordinated a range of visual materials for the programme of community engagement, through a co-operation between the agribusiness team and our own in-house graphic department...."
Meeting Place Communications (MPC) conducted a successful planning promotion on behalf of a prominent national insurer. These plans involved a landmark development of a new cinema, chain hotel and associated restaurant/cafe units in Trowbridge.