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Planning Aid for London provides free support on town planning and development. We work with 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 complicated. But it’s vital in many decisions about our future. You might want to reduce pollution in your high street or get more play spaces for children. If so, you will need planning. Planning Aid London is here to help you find your way through the process. 

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Online workshop: having a say in Thames Ward

Join our workshop on 21 April looking at new housing development in Thames Ward, and how residents can have a say in how the area changes.

Online workshop 25 March

Read more and register for our upcoming online workshop for tenants and residents in Southwark, looking at opportunities to influence future development on council estates

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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.