A positive result for Hopkins Homes in Colchester
MPC was appointed by Hopkins Homes to promote and consult on plans for around 100 new homes at Chitts Hill, Colchester. MPC undertook careful research of the local community at the start of the project, understanding the key stakeholders and opinion-influencers within the local community. This allowed us to arrange meetings with the right individuals within the local community to minimise the risk of the pre-application consultation stirring up opposition to the plans.
MPC ensured that the community were consulted appropriately by holding a public consultation event, to which residents and parishes were invited, as well as creating a dedicated project website. This allowed us to convey key messages about the plans to the community, as well as enabling local people to access information at their convenience.
MPC continued to work with Hopkins Homes following the application submission to make sure that local people and stakeholders remained informed of the latest updates on the plans. The proposals were approved by Colchester’s Planning Committee in July 2019.