“West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit has used INOVEM Consult for a range of consultations since 2011. We have found it to be a highly effective platform for online planning consultations and is particularly helpful in handling large volumes of representations”

Colin Staves - Principal Spatial Planner, West Northamptonshire Council

The policy consultation platform of choice for Local Planning Authorities

Early, proportionate and effective engagement between local plan makers and communities, local organisations, businesses, infrastructure providers and statutory consultees is an important part of planning policy formation.

INOVEM Consult has been engineered to provide the digital engagement tools you will need for every planning consultation stage and to provide the functionality to efficiently manage, process and respond to potentially thousands of representations that are likely to be submitted by developers, planning agents and local residents.

Our intuitive planning consultation software solution includes powerful and easy-to-use facilities to help you project manage and collaborate on the development and publication of local plans and supporting document content.

Following consultation, it will help you process, audit and analyse the feedback, resulting in the solid and dependable evidence base that you will need for your final submission and any subsequent hearing sessions.

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Some of our many Local Planning Authority clients

Application screen shots showing comments captured against sections of an online local plan document

Commenting on Local Plans, section-by-section

Our structured document capability, makes it easy to allow representations to made against specific sections of a Local Plan helping you to gather, organise and report on comments against specific paragraphs, policies and maps.

The representation form used is totally customisable, enabling you to collect and categorise representations so that they can be efficiently processed and duly made. This facility provides significant time savings over traditional paper forms and online submissions via Microsoft Word templates.

Application screen shots showing the options a consultee has to declare topics they are interested in

Manage Local Plan review and feedback

Members of the public, planning agents and statutory stakeholders will find that our Local Plan consultation software also makes it simpler for them to submit and manage their feedback. In particular, consultees are able to:

  • Register their personal details on the consultation system just once
  • Declare areas of interest that they wish to be notified about
  • Respond on behalf of someone else, such as a client, if authorised
  • Have access to previous comments made on earlier consultations

"We are really pleased with our new consultation system, it is user friendly and intuitive and the support from the INOVEM team is excellent."

Rob Haigh - Senior Planning Policy Officer, Coventry City Council

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