Your place, your community, your voice.

We’re here to help you navigate the planning system and to shape the future of your place.

Who We Are

We are a charity and social enterprise that helps people to navigate the planning system. We support a planning system that is inclusive, positive and innovative, where individuals and communities have the opportunity to shape the future of their place in an impartial, open and inclusive way. Through our facilitation-based approach, we help people participate in the planning system to help ensure that all voices are heard.

For nearly 30 years now, volunteering has been at the heart of what we do and we continue to be a volunteer-led organisation, now supported by a network of over 400 specialist volunteers, professionals from across the built environment sector. Find out more: Who We Are

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What We Do

Our public Advice Service offers a free, impartial and confidential planning advice service, provided by our specialist volunteers, all of whom are chartered planners. We provide skills training and engagement training and support for community groups, planners, elected members and public bodies, as well as to seldom-heard groups who often cannot readily engage in the planning system, including children and young people. We support community organisations to develop and deliver their own aspirations through local place plans and other community-led plans. Find out more: What We Do

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