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Guide Launch webinar:
Digital engagement in the local planning process

Join us for this launch webinar of our latest guide: “Digital Engagement and the Local Planning Process”. We will be joined by the author of the guide, Chris Howells PhD, and by Caroline Harvey, who leads engagement at Havant Borough Council.

This session will be an overarching discussion of the policy background behind the local plan and how resident engagement fits into it. Together, we will go over the planning process and try to understand what initiatives local planning authorities can undertake in order to better engage residents at each stage of the local planning process. 

We will also deep dive into a case study and understand how Havant Borough Council leveraged digital engagement tools in order to consult residents on a regulation 18 planning policy.

Participants will receive a copy of our brand new guide after the session.

Webinar summary:

  • Policy background for local planning.
  • Digital engagement in the local planning process.
  • Leveraging digital engagement to better engage residents at each phase of the planning process.
  • Case study: Havant Borough Council’s Regulation 18 Consultation 


Guests:

Eleni Katrini is a designer and researcher with experience in academia, local government, private and voluntary sector. She is currently holding a position as a Senior Regeneration Manager at Newham council, working on developing strategies for Newham’s high streets based on evidence and co-design.

Jonathan McClue is a Principal Planning Officer at the London Borough of Camden, responsible for major developments within the development management service. Jonathan is passionate about community consultation and helped pioneer Camden’s remote Development Management Forum process, which is a formal part of Camden’s pre-application consultation procedure on large and strategic schemes.

Moderated by Lora Botev, Business Development Manager UK


Guests:

Caroline Harvey currently manages the Insight and Communications teams at Havant Borough Council. These teams run all corporate communications, engagement and consultations for the authority. Prior to Havant, Caroline was Executive Research Director at Westco, the trading arm of Westminster City Council providing research and insight services to local authorities, NHS, Police and Fire & Rescue Services.

Chris Howells started out in Local Government as a land use and transportation planner. He worked for a number of large, all-purpose local authorities developing and implementing strategies and development plans, acquiring a PhD in the politics and practice of transport planning along the way. This experience provided him with invaluable insight into the challenges of engaging  communities, local government and business in complex policy, planning and  development. More recently, he has been involved in designing and implementing digital consultation and engagement projects with a range of local authorities ranging from individual developments to local plans, strategies and transport projects.


Moderator:


Lora Botev, Country Manager UK

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