The changing world of consultation and engagement: maximising opportunity for your projects


Location: Hotel du Vin, Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 28th January 2020

Time: 7:30am Registration | 7:45am Start | 8:45am Panel Discussion

Networking to follow

Venue: Hotel du Vin, 25 Church Street, Birmingham, B3 2NR


Consultation and engagement is a vital element of the planning process and in this free seminar our panel will be discussing good practice and proportionate approaches to consultation. Times are changing; whether this relates to social attitudes and behaviour, the use of technology and social media, or the tightening of data protection laws – everyone has their own experience to relate.

We will be hosting a seminar on the changing world of consultation and engagement. Our panel of speakers include Director Neil Cox, incoming RTPI President Sue Manns, Associate Planner Clare Eggington and Principal Planner Ben Cook.

The panel will be sharing good practice and proportionate approaches to consultation that can add value to developments. Our speakers will be sharing recent experiences and discussing how we are evolving and adapting practices to maximise potential.

This seminar is suited to anyone operating in the land promotion and development industry.

So why not join us for some breakfast before we delve into the changing world of consultation and engagement – a seminar that promises to be a thought-provoking event.

Places are limited and going quickly so don’t delay in reserving your free place, to book your place please contact the marketing team on

Our speakers

Neil Cox, Director – Planning at Pegasus Group
Neil has considerable and varied experience working in the public and private sectors. He currently works for a number of national housebuilders and leading land promoters to successfully deliver a range of strategic projects. Neil is an advocate of stakeholder and community engagement to ensure the delivery of high-quality places.

Sue Manns - RTPI Vice PresidentSue Manns , Director: Sue Manns Associates – incoming RTPI President
Sue is currently the RTPI Vice President and will lead the Institute as President from 22nd January 2020. Sue has a wealth of experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors, at national, regional and local levels and as a senior lecturer in planning law and practice. She particularly specialises in consultation.

Clare Eggington, Associate Planner at Pegasus Group

Clare joined Pegasus Group in March 2019, having previously spent many years managing planning policy and regeneration teams in the public sector. Throughout her career, public consultation has formed a key element of her role. She is keen to ensure that methods used do not just reflect those who ‘shout loudest’.

Ben Cook - Principal Planner BirminghamBen Cook, Principal Planner at Pegasus Group
Ben has extensive planning experience working within the private sector on behalf of a variety of clients, including housebuilders, developers, land promoters, retail operators and restaurant owners. Ben has worked on a diverse array of projects, including city centre and urban fringe residential schemes, and specialised schemes catering for over-55’s.

The following team members for Pegasus will be attending the event.


Neil Cox -Senior Director - Planning

T: 0121 308 9331


Clare Eggington -Associate Planner

T: 0121 308 9570