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Planning Aid for London provides free support on town planning and development. We help people and communities in London who cannot afford professional support. 

If you care about your home and neighbourhood you need to know a bit about how planning works. The planning system can seem boring and complicated. But it’s vital in many decisions about our future. For example, you want to reduce pollution in your high street. Or get more play spaces for children or affordable housing in your area. You will need planning for this. Planning Aid London is here to help you find your way through the process. 

Latest News

PAL asks Mayoral candidates to commit to building a fair and inclusive London

Planning Aid for London is asking the new Mayor of London to make planning more democratic. Read our three key asks to the candidates of the elections here.

New London Plan adopted

On the 29th of January, the Mayor of London formally adopted the new London Plan. Read what PAL has to say on London's new planning policy framework.

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How can we help?


We have over 40 years of experience providing independent professional advice on planning. Do you need help? Then read here if you can use our free planning advice line and send us your query.  


Are you concerned about how your neighbourhood is changing? Then find out what planning has to do with it. Search our planning library to find information on planning and understand what you can do. We have more than 150 guides and other resources in our library.


Find out what training we offer to help community groups understand planning. Our training focusses on how you can influence future development and improve your neighbourhood.


Learn from other community groups in London. We collect stories of people have become engaged in planning and know how to influence decisions. 


Volunteers play a critical role in carrying out our work. Find out how you can volunteer with us or read more about becoming a trustee.