The Concerto methodology was first tested on a major development with a pilot study in Norwich.
In this example Concerto addressed the burning issues of the locality by appraising the local community and its needs, in order to identify the most attractive proposal to the local planning authority. It demonstrated the most sought after facilities and how to offer these in the most cost-effective way in a section 106 agreement. The power of this can not only save considerable time and argument, but also, from the outset, demonstrate to both the community and local planners that the developer genuinely wants to produce a well thought through and sustainable proposal.
Concerto is therefore not ‘an extra obstacle’ to get through, but a way of actually saving time and therefore money as well.