The East of England is continuously developing, with new towns, villages and neighbourhoods constantly being planned for the future. As part of our professionals programme, Shape East offers a wide range of consultation services, working with all those involved to ensure that these new places are better places for everyone to live, work and play.

Our central aim isto bridge the gap between members of the local community, design professionals and decision makers, providing the necessary information and engagement to give all people a say in local changes.

As an independent organisation we are extremely well-placed to provide these services, building consultation programmes tailor made to meet your requirements and respond to the individual needs of all clients. We have completed a wide variety of consultation projects, with primary and secondary schools, young people, mother and toddler groups, elderly residents, local communities, local authorities and professional stakeholders.These services range from one to two day sessions to complete intensive consultation programmes and may include feedback sessions, results analysis and dissemination and report write ups.

Example Consultation Events

To view an example of our extended consultation and engagement with young people including Primary and Secondary level: Kettle's Yard Redevelopment Education Programme
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To view an example of our young people and community consultation:
Queen's Hill Primary School, Parent and Community Consultation and Presentation, Norfolk
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To view an example of our professional and stakeholders consultation: Exploring Opportunities for Growth in Ely: A Series of Three Technical Workshops for Stakeholders
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To view an example of our complete community consultation: Papworth Everard Community Consultation: Beyond 'traditional' public meetings
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I have certainly found it really useful to have people with experience of this sort of thing working on the project and bringing the professional expertise to it!"
East Cambridgeshire District Council

"I learnt how to put some ideas into my community centre"
Primary School Pupil, Queen's Hill, Norfolk

I have participated in 2 of the 3 Ely masterplanning workshops organised by Shape with Beacon Planning supporting and, like many others attending, have been most impressed with the organisation and facilitation of the events.
Director of Development and Deputy Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire Horizons

Contact Us

For more information on how we could cater for your needs, please contact:

Kate Sarley
Tel: 01223 462606