15 February 2017
WYG planning Associates Rebecca Humble and Caroline Gould hosted our second women in planning event this week in our Southampton office. Attended by over 20 planning professionals from the private and public sectors, the evening focussed on stakeholder engagement for Local Plans and development proposals.
Rebecca and Caroline gave an overview of the stakeholder engagement work that led WYG winning the prestigious Planning and Placemaking Award for Stakeholder Engagement last year.
Guest speakers Rhiannon Thompson and Louise Rodgers, both Directors at Remarkable Group, then gave a valuable insight into the challenges faced in consultations on planning proposals.
Rebecca said: “We were delighted to hold this event again and particularly grateful to Rhiannon and Louise who gave such an informative presentation. Pitching the format and extent of stakeholder engagement is a challenge faced by all those in the planning profession and the evening provided useful food for thought. We hope to hold similar events in the future.”