Community Consultation

When we’re thinking of building new homes near you, we’ll keep you up to date on the proposals and we’ll also ask for your opinions and feedback too.

Why do we do this?

It’s important for communities to be involved in the development of new homes, and to help shape the way they are designed, built and used.

“Before we started building the new homes at Malinda Street we held several events where we spoke to many local people. The feedback that people gave us meant that we altered the designs – changing the positions of where windows faced and adding extra fencing, boundary walls and railings.” Joanne Hill, Asset Strategy and Development Manager

How does consultation work?

Each one is different and the process will depend on the development itself. We generally follow these steps, but we don’t necessarily carry out each one every time:

  • We’ll write to you to let you know about our plans and how you can give us your opinion and feedback. If you live in an area which could be affected by the development, you will receive one of these letters.
  • We’ll send you a leaflet which contains lots of information about the proposed development.
  • We’ll invite you to a public meeting where you’ll have the chance to find out more about our proposal, ask questions, and tell us your views in person.

Want to know more?

To learn more about how and why we propose new developments or to give us your opinion or feedback on an existing proposal, you can call us on 0114 2900 200 or send an email to