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Commonplace is an intuitive web-based tool for collecting people’s views on local issues. These views are an essential part of planning in any locality, proposing a new development and knowing how people feel about their community. Commonplace is used by property developers, local authorities, housing associations, community groups and transport operators. Adding a comment takes just seconds using a PC, tablet or smartphone. This data can then be viewed, analysed and exported, to be used as an evidence base and as a supplement to traditional community engagement. Commonplace is a transparent, neutral platform that supports informed and more collaborative planning. Smart community engagement is here.

Why use Commonplace?


Reach people you couldn’t with traditional community engagement and gather the insights your project needs.

Extend reach

Tailor Commonplace to fit your goals by asking the questions you want to ask.


Adding comments takes just seconds with Commonplace’s user-friendly interface.


View your engagement data in real time on the Commonplace dashboard, then export it to analyse later.

Commonplace allows you to reach new people

“Working with Commonplace has been a great experience and they come highly recommended.”

Robert Lansbury

Poplar HARCA

“Commonplace is an invaluable tool. It connects with those not reached by previous consultations.”

James Earl

West Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan

“Commonplace provides valuable data, and helps to start new conversations with residents.”

Will Nutland

East Shoreditch Neighbourhood Plan

Commonplace works for…

Property Developers

Reduce planning risks by engaging with residents earlier in the process; exhibit potential design options.

Local Authorities

Gather resident feedback on localities; obtain input to plans; over time build your database of local feedback as evidence to underpin policy.

Transport Operators

Increase customer satisfaction by gathering feedback on transport routes; solicit local knowledge in designing walking and cycling routes.

Housing Assocations

Discover what residents really value in their neighbourhood; monitor the impact of local improvements.


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To get started using Commonplace on your project, drop us a line using the form below – please include the name of your organisation, too.

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