Getting feedback on your scheme from the local community is an important part of the planning process and early feedback can be very informative to the scheme’s development.
Artisan holds public exhibitions of plans and development proposals in local communities. Usually in a village or town hall, we display prints of drawings for local residents to view.
A public exhibition is a fantastic way for us to hear first-hand what local residents think of the scheme. Often, we hear about problems that would not have surfaced if it wasn’t for engaging with the community.
The comments and feedback we get from the local community helps to shape the project moving forward. This sometimes involves adding or removing an element of the scheme to reflect indicative need or demand or by producing more evidence to demonstrate that a concern is not fatal to the success of the project.
One of the best ways to get feedback from the community is to design a simple online survey. Members of the community will be asked to spend about 5 minutes completing a few questions which are bespoke and tailored to the specifics of your scheme. This will provide targeted feedback and enable you to progress your scheme responding to the community.
A survey will produce the best results as part of an overall community engagement programme, usually in conjunction with an exhibition.