London is characterised by its residents, who are determined to have a say in the future of this remarkable city, particularly when changes to their local environment are proposed. Examples of this include the broadly successful 1970s campaigns to prevent urban motorways, and the retention of Covent Garden against comprehensive redevelopment in the and the proactive work of the Westway Community Development Trust in the 1970s and Coin Street in the 1980s to support this community based action.A wide range of Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS) organizations, also known as 3rd Sector organizations, evolved to provide independent technical support and advice. Planning Aid for London (PAL) is one of these.. Core to PAL's mission is the idea that involving and supporting London's communities is fundamental to London's future as a sustainable, multicultural, and global city.
What is community planning?
Community planning is an important way to engage, involve and enable local people and / or communities to shape and influence the areas in which they live and work.
Why get involved?
Local people and community groups get involved in Planning and Development because it maps out the London of the future.
How can PAL help?
PAL offers a variety of services, including programmes specific to your needs.
Read about recent community planning projects.
Read testimonials from some of PAL's community planning clients