MMPA | Maresa Molloy Public Affairs

MMPA, Working with neighbourhoods to plan for the future


Maresa Molloy Public Affairs, based in London and Liverpool, works with communities across the country to provide neighbourhood planning support, public affairs strategies and project management services for existing and emerging neighbourhood areas.

About MMPA

MMPA was founded in June 2013 by Maresa Molloy, a former Head of Policy & External Affairs at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.  In 2011 the Chambers of Commerce lobbied Government to consider business involvement in neighbourhood planning – a concept that was emerging from the Localism Bill.  As well as nominating one of the 8 Business Neighbourhood frontrunners, Maresa continued to work closely with her nominated frontrunner,  Liverpool Innovation Park.

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What We Do

MMPA can provide independent and objective advice to new and emerging neighbourhood areas.    We have particular expertise in dealing with Local Council planning teams, Local Councillors and MPs and government departments including DCLG.  We have extensive expertise in working with business communities. We can support you through all 5 key stages of producing a neighbourhood plan through a combination of the following services:

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Liverpool Innovation Park

Our Services

First Steps

Understanding Neighbourhood Planning

Stakeholder identification and engagement

Learning from the experience of others

Advice on grants and funding including bid-writing

Getting established

Project planning and management

Making the case for the Neighbourhood Area

Developing a Neighbourhood Forum

Communicating with the neighbours

Communication strategy (Business and Residents)

Website development

Policy review

Gathering the evidence base

Preparing a Neighbourhood Plan

Writing the plan

Preparing for External examination

Getting a result at referendum

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