Chestnut Homes


Consultation: Boston, Lincolnshire


To deliver a robust, effective public consultation for a major regeneration project, to allay concerns and identify supporters.


  • 76% support during pre-application consultation
  • 85% comments sent to council supportive
  • Approved by the planning committee by 10 votes to 2 in August 2014

Chestnut Homes, a long established property developer based in Lincolnshire had drawn up plans for a major regeneration project in Boston: 500 homes, a new football stadium for Boston United, leisure units and accompanying infrastructure.

Spring managed the consultation strategy including stakeholder mapping. We delivered community and stakeholder engagement through public exhibitions and a bespoke consultation website.

We also mobilised support through a media relations campaign and provided full reporting and analysis throughout the project and upon conclusion.