Planning Aid for London (PAL) provides, independent and affordable professional town planning advice to individuals and groups who do not have the means to pay professional planning fees. Find out more
From June 2013 through October 2013, PAL will be running a series of short courses on various topics of interest to design professionals, planners, community development workers and those wanting to learn more about planning. Places must be booked and paid for in advance. Click here to view the brochure and booking form
The new Neighbourhood Planning Support Grant scheme launched on 1st May, and Neighbourhood Forums will be able to apply for grants to assist in the development of their Neighbourhood Plans and/or Neighbourhood Development Orders. Click for more information
Knott Architects working with Planning Aid for London has gained planning permission for a school in West London. The farm building will act as a teaching tool for the school and features walls filled with crushed drinks cans collected by pupils, sedum roof to support local fauna and harvest rainwater. Pupils have been involved with the design of the building and it is hoped the project will go on to collaborate with the charity School Food matters, with the aim of getting the farms produce to served in the school canteen. For full article see Building Design online @ bdonline.co.uk
PAL is currently seeking Trustees to help lead on diversifying the organization to meet the new challenges of the next 40 years and as such we are seeking enthusiastic people who can provide strategic direction and have the skills to ensure that diversification is managed effectively. We are therefore currently seeking Trustees who • Can think creatively and bring business acumen to the charity • Can think strategically and make a time commitment to PAL • Have an interest in helping disadvantaged communities. Click for more information:
Planning Aid for London has been awarded the ISO 9001 certification for quality management. The ISO accreditation has only been achieved by about 5% of UK businesses.
RTPI London's London Calling is now online and continually updated. Click the link http://rtpilondoncalling.wordpress.com/
PAL has produced an audio guide to help young people who are blind, partially sighted to get involved in the design, planning and management of their communities. Read more