Local authority & national infrastructure planning

Planning is political. We help to bring the community along with you and to mitigate risk.

The delivery of the UK’s infrastructure is a complex process involving numerous planning systems from Transport & Works Act orders to Development Consent Orders (DCOs), consents from the Local Planning Authority to Hybrid Bills.

At BECG we advise our clients on which options are open to them, carry out a full risk analysis and can even develop consultation and engagement strategies that de-risk any change in consenting route. This process often forms part of our support at any Outline Business Case (OBC) stage.

To achieve this BECG brings its experience of planning procedures together with meticulous research and creativity to generate successful strategies that promote and drive advocacy while also complying with any consultation requirements.

We can also provide evidence of inclusion from hard-to-reach groups and the use of techniques to improve interaction from hard-to-respond groups. Our suite of digital communications tools – Built to Engage – can help you target the right audience, engage them in a way that motivates feedback, and track the level of influence within a consultation as part of any reporting commitment.

Case studies

Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM)Plus
London Southend AirportPlus