What We Do

Chelgate Local offers a comprehensive range of strategic communications advice, planning PR, advocacy, consultation and engagement.

We support our clients as they move through the local plan and development management processes. Whether seeking a site allocation in a local plan, a detailed planning application or whether it is consultation around a DCO process, we can help. We then assist with communications through the construction phases.

We work hand-in-hand with our clients and their consultants to get under the skin of a project and understand the objectives. We’re not shy about taking a different or unusual approach and will tell our clients when we think they are wrong.

Our strategies are designed to meet and match the planning timetable and create a comprehensive programme to take the project forward and meet the objectives.

We constantly review our approach and have successfully embraced new technology, combining it with the best traditional techniques to produce outstanding results mobilising the usually silent majority, and reaching the usually hard-to-reach groups. We know when social media works and when it needs to be avoided. Fundamentally, we recognise that we need to make engagement easy, genuine and transparent.


Our team provides:

  • Political advocacy and engagement
  • Government relations
  • Community engagement
  • Community consultation and community planning
  • Media relations
  • Digital campaigning
  • Supporter mobilisation and on-street marketing
  • Construction communications
  • Issues and reputation management

The Chelgate Local team has particular experience in developing stakeholder engagement, consultation and political campaigns to support:

  • Site promotion and development
  • Energy generation and infrastructure
  • Commercial and retail
  • Housing – public and private sector
  • Regeneration and contaminated land