Public Consultation & Community Engagement


Effective community input and appropriate responses from the planning team can significantly improve a project's reception and approval at the political level. PLG has developed and conducted visioning workshops and opinion surveys, and has coordinated numerous stakeholder meetings and public consultation programs.

We are adept at acting on stakeholder concerns to achieve both community and political support.

Oleg Verbenkov
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Talk to us about your project and the need for public engagement. Please contact Oleg a senior planner and senior project manager with over 30 years of combined public and private sector experience in managing land use and development matters that can include supportive disciplines such as: engineering, environmental, urban design, landscape architecture, survey, appraisal and land economics.

Public Consultation & Facilitation Services:


Public consultation and facilitation programs are frequently developed as a component of many of our development projects involving sensitive land use. Our consultation processes include:

  • Public Survey & Methodology Design
  • Neighbourhood Support/Canvassing Programs
  • Public Information Meetings
  • Preparation & Coordination of Display Materials
  • Summary Reports to Client and Planning Departments
  • Design of Questionnaires
  • Focus Groups & Visioning Exercises
  • Neighbourhood Consultation Programs
  • Project Open House Management
  • Consultation with ratepayer groups and local Environmental Societies

Our Successful Projects


Delsom Estates (Sunstone Community)


PLG acted as the lead consultant for a 107 acre master planned community which included park, commercial, multi-family and single family uses at 84th Avenue and Nordel Way, Delta. Learn more

Bear Creek Plaza


PLG was the coordinating consultant for converting 7 low density residential lots (3 acres) into a neighbourhood commercial centre at 88 Avenue and King George Highway, Surrey. A series of open house meetings were held to engage and inform the local community.

64th Avenue / Mufford Crescent Overpass


PLG was commissioned to manage the Transportation Corridor Use approval from the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC). The proposal involved mitigation of impacts on agriculture lands and complex land acquisition issues. Learn more

Gas Stations (Shell, Chevron and Husky at various locations)


PLG has extensive experience managing and coordinating the necessary municipal and provincial approvals for both new build and redeveloped gas station sites. PLG has successfully navigated contentious issues related to conflicts between residential and commercial land uses. Learn more

City of Surrey Engineering Works Yard Open House


PLG organized the public open house and gathered public opinion on proposed site locations. The south Surrey residential community was engaged to offer meaningful input to the site development.

PacificLink Business Park


PLG was the coordinating consultant for this 80 acre multi use site at Scott Road and 103A Avenue Surrey. We drafted a Comprehensive Development Zoning Bylaw to permit mixed-use development and minimize road requirements. Learn more