CONTEXT AND OBJECT IVES
LCA worked for one of the country’s biggest retailers over a number of years to deliver planning permission as part of the growth strategy for the business. Our work often involved wider regeneration projects and so needed careful political and stakeholder handling, as well as a clear strategic approach.
THE LCA ROLE
In Bexley, Greenford and Hounslow, we were involved from start to finish. LCA advised on political engagement, developed and ran the public consultation, handled the local media, analysed all responses, wrote the Statement of Community Involvement, and helped prepare for planning committee. Our knowledge of London at local and regional levels was instrumental in guiding our approach. We also ran a programme of proactive media engagement focused on local press to help shape opinion locally.
All our work for Tesco achieved successful planning results, with high levels of support during consultation, work described as “exemplary” by council leaders, and strong approval at planning committee. We also needed to engage with campaigners, local communities and local politicians, to ensure these mixed-use schemes were able to go ahead.