We have launched our own online community consultation platform - Grasshopper Consult

We are delighted to announce that we have launched Grasshopper Consult, an online consultation tool to help project teams easily undertake community consultation in relation to planning proposals.

Following the implementation of the Planning (Wales) Act 2015 earlier this year, consultation with local neighbours and stakeholders is now required for all major planning applications in advance of submission (including residential developments over 10 units and commercial developments over 1000sqm) as well as Developments of National Significance (including some energy projects, railways, airports and gas storage facilities).

The Grasshopper Consult site provides an online platform to enable public access to all project information for a proposed planning application, as well as providing feedback mechanisms to ensure the capture of all comments and queries – which need to be reviewed and responded to through a Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) report.

Founding director Clare Jones said: “The requirements for a statutory 28 day consultation on smaller scale projects can seem quite onerous, particularly for organisations with limited online capability. 

“The launch of Grasshopper Consult allows us to provide clients with a simple, complete and cost-effective community consultation product that includes an online information hub and contact centre to manage the (minimum) 28 day statutory consultation period, as well as earlier, informal engagement if required.”

To find out more you can visit Grasshopper Consult at www.grasshopperconsult.co.uk or to arrange a meeting to discuss how this product could work for you, please email clare@grasshopperpr.co.uk or call 02920 789981.