Blog - 52M Consulting Limited

Accepting and embracing NIMBYism for planning success

There will always be local people that object to new development simply because it's near where they live. As a developer, accepting and understanding these NIMBY motivations can help improve your chances of success.

 

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'Always on' rapid rebuttal

Some of those that set themselves against new development will do everything they can to stoke opposition, including spreading false information. You need to be 'always on' and ready for rapid rebuttal.

In stakeholder engagement for controversial projects, it's important to be ready with an 'always on' rapid rebuttal service

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Stakeholder engagement - get social or get lost

If social media is part of your stakeholder engagement strategy, it's got to be two-way or it can do more harm than good.

 

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How to run a great stakeholder engagement event

When you're bringing forward plans for controversial yet critical infrastructure, your stakeholder engagement events need to be exceptional. Here's how.

 

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Reputational capital and why it's worth banking some

If you work in a 'controversial' sector, or are involved in bringing forwards plans for controversial-yet-critical infrastructure, you're going to be under the microscope at times. A bullet-proof reputation is a must.

 

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How apathy affects infrastructure projects

You might think that it's opposition to infrastructure schemes that holds-up progress, but in many ways apathy is to blame.

 

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No need for dark arts

Despite the claims made about the work of companies like ours, it really doesn't involve the practice of PR 'dark arts'.

 

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Support for development shouldn't be unconditional

Support for controversial-yet-critical infrastructure should exist for the right reasons.

 

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Opposition to planning applications is BANANAS

Opposition to planning applications is BANANAS and it's why the planning system in England needs to be overhauled if we're to get anything built. 

 

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OPINION: Fracking and Permitted Development

Proposals to bestow Permitted Development rights on non-fracking drilling are a step in the right direction.

 

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