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4.1 Programme Summary

The engagement programme includes the following key methods:

Use of our website

Target Audience: Our staff and members, statutory stakeholders, including Riparian Boroughs, land owners, communities of interest and interested individuals, including schools.


Our website will be used as the primary tool for engaging a range of groups and individuals in the PDF process. It will offer regularly updated information and opportunities to comment at key stages in developing the PDF, making the consultation process more accessible, interactive, inclusive and auditable. The PDF website will operate according to the following principles:


  • Provision of easy to understand information – from simple facts to more detailed information and maps.
  • Easy for people to comment – a range of simple feedback options.
  • Updated content and feedback – the website will be kept up-to-date so that news and online consultation opportunities can be accessed at any time.
  • Monitoring and answering questions promptly – we will endeavour to respond to questions within 2 weeks of their submission.
  • Promoting the website – we will promote the website widely to ensure it is used by as wide a range of groups and individuals as possible.

The web site will be used to provide both up to date information for which we are seeking stakeholder feedback, and an archive of the process and various documents that are produced.


To ensure individuals or groups without access to the internet are not excluded from the process, printed versions of documents, leaflets and newsletters will also be promoted and made available on request at the above stages in the process.

Key stakeholder, regional and local partnership meetings

Target Audience: statutory stakeholders, including Riparian Boroughs, land owners, selected communities of interest.

We will attend a range of meetings or contact specific organisations to gain feedback on issues and opportunities relating to the Park and to promote the PDF process. These will include:


  • Established partnerships and forums in the local and regional area, including Local Strategic Partnerships;
  • Local Authorities bordering the Park;
  • Organisations representing those groups, which we have identified as being important in our equalities statement;
  • Landowners and other bodies that will be key to the delivery of the process.

Stakeholder workshops

Target Audience: wide range of our staff and members, statutory stakeholders, including Riparian Boroughs, land owners and communities of interest.


Workshops will be held to involve a wide range of statutory stakeholders and communities of interest in reviewing and refining the draft preferred scenario. The workshop will give this broad range of groups the chance to be involved in the refinement of the aims, objectives and proposals that will be included in the PDF documents.


Figure 2 summarises the PDF process and the main engagement elements within it.

4.2 When, what, who and how?

Table 2 provides a more detailed analysis of when each of the PDF stages will happen, what engagement will take place at that time (following the definitions included in above), who will be engaged and how. It also lists the inputs to each stage of engagement, which will be required from us, and what output can be expected following the engagement activity and follow-up work.


When?

What?

Who?

How?

Prior to PDF process commencing

Informing – about the PDF process, timescales and engagement opportunities, particularly via our website, offering a chance to be put on the database for more information.

Our employees and members, statutory stakeholders, including riparian boroughs, landowners, communities of interest and interested users or members of the public.

Emailing information, including via networks; website and media coverage. Website to be widely promoted as portal to process.

Pre-scenario research

Researching – issues around existing park (what works, what doesn’t, etc), stakeholder and user aspirations for the future, including indicators of success.

Our employees and members, statutory stakeholders, including riparian boroughs, landowners, communities of interest and interested users or members of the public.

Emailing information, including via networks; website and media coverage. Website to be widely promoted as portal to process.
Online questionnaire to be accessed via our website.
Outreach meetings with LSPs, sub-regional partnerships, Local Authority PDF teams, delivery partners and groups representing those identified in the SCI equalities policy.

Scenario development

Involving – refinement of schematic scenarios via scenario development teams.

Selected peer reviewers and statutory stakeholders with a background in each of the scenario themes. Landowner and member representatives will also be included.

Via scenario development workshops and individual meetings

Consulting – on draft schematic scenarios.

Our employees and members, statutory stakeholders, including riparian boroughs, landowners, communities of interest and interested users or members of the public.

Online consultation facility to review and comment on draft schematic scenarios.

Preferred Scenario – Vision, Aims, Objectives and Proposals

Involving – in developing our preferred scenario, including our Vision, Aims, Objectives and Proposals.

Member representatives (via PDF Panel) and our staff

A series of thematic based workshops to review and refine our emerging Vision, Aims, Objectives and Proposals

Involving – in developing our preferred scenario, including our Vision, Aims, Objectives and Proposals.

Selected peer reviewers, statutory stakeholders, and communities of interest with a background in each of the scenario themes. Landowner and member representatives will also be included.

A series of thematic based Stakeholder workshops to review and refine our emerging Vision, Aims, Objectives and Proposals

Consulting – formal consultation on our draft preferred scenario, including our Vision, Aims, Objectives and Proposals and associated Sustainability Report.

Our employees and members, statutory stakeholders, including riparian boroughs, landowners, communities of interest and interested users or members of the public.

Online facility to review and comment on our draft Vision, Aims, Objectives and Proposals

Informing – on big issues from consultation process, next steps, etc.

Our employees and members, statutory stakeholders, including riparian boroughs, landowners, communities of interest and interested users or members of the public.

Via our website.

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