Independent and not-for-profit with 30 years' expertise in planning, community planning and engagement


Community Places has many years' experience of facilitating and developing community and public consultation and involving people in their communities. 

Our Engagement Services include:

  • facilitating community and public consultation on planning and other public policy and infrastructure issues;
  • providing engagement advice and training for public bodies on the development of their consultation and engagement strategies.

Examples of our recent work include:

  • tailor-made toolkits for officers in Causeway Coast and Glens and Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Councils on community engagement and for Belfast City Council staff on collaborative working;
  • development of community engagement strategies for Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council Community Planning Partnership and for Derry City and Strabane Council's Strategic Growth Partnership; 
  • Shaping Places for Everyone with Everyone (an engagement prototyping project funded by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland); 
  • use of Place Standard to animate discussion and visualise place shaping processes;
  • training for members and staff of all 11 councils and statutory partners on community planning and engagement;
  • facilitating stakeholder involvement in the preparation of DSD's Regeneration and Community Development Policy Framework;
  • public and community engagement in the development of town and village plans and spatial Area Development Plans. 




Community Planning