Nowton based developers Bennett Homes has appointed Ipswich based Consense to carry out its community consultation ahead of planning applications.
Lori Ransome, account manager at Consense, said: “We are delighted to be working with Bennett Homes to develop their consultation processes.
“With a shortfall of available housing in the region, local property developers are under tremendous pressure to build us out of recession.
“However the rise of community planning groups and a ‘bottom up’ approach to planning means they can be faced with opposition.
“Our experience has shown that early and transparent engagement with communities and stakeholders can help encourage positive participation in the development of a planning application.
“Bennett Homes has committed to full and meaningful consultation so we’re really looking forward to working with them over the coming months to bring forward a range of applications.”