A design charrette process takes 2-3 months and builds community cohesion to engage fully in the process of regeneration. It involves members from all stakeholders, interested parties and experts and uses the physical, environmental, financial and social limitations to shape a creative and collective response.
We (the community as a whole) now have the tools (and have tested them) to include many more people in the process than has ever been previously possible. This includes live Facebook streams, a digital democracy website and simple polls. Each stage can be subject to public vote, which could take place online and in public places such as the library and community-minded shops, cafes and services. The process could be highly inclusive and rapid. We can still make this happen.
Please share this with as many people you can so we can get on with it, but get on with it together.