Public consultation & Engagement (FOI-3305)
Dear ***** *****,
1. Please provide the name of your local authority below:
2. In last three years, which of the following "traditional" formats has your local authority used to allow members of the public to participate in the preparation of your local development plan?
Publishing and allowing responses to written consultation material online (whether formal or informal)
Publishing and allowing responses to written consultation material in physical form (whether formal or informal)
Allowing the public to participate verbally at public meetings
Allowing the public to participate verbally at workshops or "drop-in sessions"
3. In the last three years, which of the following "emerging" formats has your local authority used to allow members of the public to participate in the preparation of your local development plan? (Please tick all that apply)
Allowing the public to participate through social media
Allowing the public to participate using an online spatial engagement tool (e.g. PPGIS or similar)
Please provide the name/basic details of any tool(s) used, including how and where these were used
In the last 3 years, the London Borough of Hackney has been using Commonplace as one strand of public consultation. It has been used for Shoreditch AAP and Dalston SPD work.
4. Does your authority"s adopted Statement of Community Involvement include commitments to any of the following?
The London Borough of Hackney"s Statement of Community 2014 can be accessed through the following link:
5. In the last three years, has your local authority used any form of physical dedicated space to allow the public to interact with planning material? This might be known as an "urban room" or architecture centre
If yes, please provide basic details about this space including how and where it was used
Temporary spaces for public interaction with planning material have been set up at consultation stages. Copies of all public consultation documents are located at Hackney libraries.
6. What was the total number of unique respondents to your most recent Local Plan consultation (i.e. Regulation 18 or 19 consultation)?
7. If used, how many of these unique respondents responded using a spatial engagement tool? Please estimate if not known
If the reply came through Commonplace, it was a reply using a spatial engagement tool. Answer is not known.
8. If your local authority uses, or intends to use, spatial engagement tools for the purposes of public participation, what in your opinion are the main reasons for doing so, if known?
Makes material easier to understand / improves quality of responses
Improves overall participation rate
Makes participation more accessible and/or flexible
9. If your local authority does not use spatial engagement tools for public participation, what in your opinion are the main reasons for not doing so?
10. If your local authority has previously used spatial engagement tools for public participation, but no longer uses them, what in your opinion are the main reasons for this decision?
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