Our approach to planning and consultation

Whenever we propose a planning application, we make sure that we talk to neighbours, local communities, and all other stakeholders as soon as we can. This way, everyone involved in the development has a chance to have their say before we submit our plans.

Public exhibitions

Each consultation process is different and much depends on the size and location of the proposed development. For most of our developments we hold one-to-one meetings with local resident associations, and we host a public exhibition. This gives us the opportunity to talk to neighbours, community groups, service providers and anyone else who is interested in our plans.

A dedicated website

For each proposal, we also set up a dedicated website with information about the proposed development along with a variety of ways for people to give their feedback. It helps us to get a full understanding of local views, in order to spot any potential issues we need to solve. It’s also a way of keeping interested parties informed on the progress we are making with our proposals.

Consultation report

When we submit a planning application, we also prepare a ‘Statement of Community Involvement’. This explains the community consultation and the feedback we received.

Working with local communities

Part of our job is to raise awareness in local communities about the growing later life population. We’re currently holding seminars across the country with local authorities and residents to help them understand and plan for these changing demographic circumstances.

We’d be delighted to come and speak to people in your area. If you’d like us to do so then please contact Paul Teverson at McCarthy & Stone on 01202 508096 or email him at