Services / Community & Stakeholder Engagement, Consultation & Communication

LDA Design believes that communication is fundamental to good design and successful development promotion. Meaningful engagement is key to understanding development context, designing deliverable schemes, generating buy-in, easing consenting and securing good relations.

We prepare Engagement and Consultation Strategies and lead well-structured engagement processes at all scales, from section 42 and 47 consultations for Development Consent Orders (DCO) and engagement for planning applications, through to visioning and community design workshops which are an essential part of the creative process for our public realm projects.

We are experienced in writing Statements of Community Consultation and Consultation Reports, and the preparation of consultation materials and exhibition design.

Key Contacts

Paul Connelly

Paul is a town planner with over 20 years’ professional experience. He leads LDA Design’s Planning team and is responsible for developing and delivering the company’s comprehensive Planning Offer. Paul is a highly regarded leader of complex development projects and his positive approach to planning and plan making has delivered strategies, consents and built schemes, often in sensitive environmental contexts, across a range of sectors including public and private regeneration, new communities, ports infrastructure and renewable energy.

Sally Prothero

Sally is a Landscape Architect with particular specialism for restoration and new design within Historic Parks and the wider Historic Environment.  Managing change within historic landscapes is a key part of her role in leading large multidisciplinary teams and securing the necessary consents. She has completed an extensive range of complex projects in historic sites, gaining significant Lottery Funding for many. Completed projects include several of Britain’s major parks, landscapes and cemeteries, as well as a recent masterplan strategy for Gorky Park, Moscow.

Community & Stakeholder Engagement, Consultation & Communication projects

St Vincent Plaza

Sighhtill Masterplan

Tredegar House and Park

Fresh Aire

Swansea Tidal Lagoon


Mixed Use Development, Chivenor Cross, North Devon

Hayle Harbour

Land West of Woodside Way, Great Dunmow

St James Neighbourhood Plan

Redcliffe Neighbourhood Plan

Lockleaze Neighbourhood Plan

Welborne: a new settlement defined by the South Hampshire landscape

Urban Renaissance Yorkshire

Regenerating Coastal Towns


Growing Swindon

Rowden Park

North Ely

Gateway Peterborough

Exeter Science Park

University of Cambridge New Museums Site

Advising On Strategic Regional Growth

Planning Inner-City Regeneration At Birmingham Eastside

An Approach to Seascape Character Assessment

Strategic Environmental & Economic Investment Plan For Oxfordshire

Forest Of Dean Landscape Supplementary Planning Document

Exeter and East Devon Green Infrastructure Strategy

Setting Study Of Denny Abbey Listed Building & Scheduled Monument

Clwydian Range and Dee Valley

Vine Farm Solar

Steeple Bumpstead

Sizewell C and Hinkley Point C

Shortlands Junction

Ockendon Landfill Solar

North Blyth

Navitus Bay OSWF

Lincs Offshore Wind Farm

Isle of Man Feasibility Study

Grid Substation


Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The London 2012 Olympic Park

The London 2012 Olympic Park

Royal Parks

Royal Parks

Jubilee Square

Jubilee Square

Here East

Gloucester Docks

Gloucester Docks

Forty Hall

Forty Hall

Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education

Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education

Euston Road

Public realm in Central London

East Bank Tidal Wall

East Bank Tidal Wall

Derriford Community Park, Plymouth

Derriford Community Park, Plymouth

Clissold Park, London

Arnold Circus, London

Victoria Park, London

Cathedral Square, Peterborough

West Park Gateway, Hull

Battersea Power Station, London

Battersea Power Station, London

Burgess Park, London

Scarborough Harbour

Gorky Park, Moscow

Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool

LDA Design Meridian Water

Meridian Water

Great Fen New government guidance on green infrastructure

Masterplan for the Great Fen: Re-Imagining a Fenland Landscape

Dorset Coast Landscape and Seascape Character Assessment

Dorset Coast Landscape and Seascape Character Assessment

Cotswolds AONB

Cotswolds AONB Landscape Character Assessment & Landscape Strategy

Lower Ouse Valley

Climate Change Vision and Action Plan for the Lower Ouse Valley

Leeds City Region

Leeds City Region Green Infrastructure Strategy

Center Parcs


Cliveden Village

Energy, Sustainability & Infrastructure Delivery for Whitehill & Bordon

Rookery South RFF

Rookery South RRF

Port of Dover