Ms. E. C. 13/11/2012
Community Relations Policy Manager
"All residents have been extremely impressed with the dedication and attention to detail, and the sheer patience and respect with which the PAL team has approached the process and all the residents, from our Imam to the most cantankerous of our lovely elderly residents.
We have just received a copy of the response and the RA chair called me yesterday stating he was frankly gobsmacked at how detailed and accurate the response was in relation to the wishes of residents.
We still have a long way to go with this project and are delighted to be working with Planning Aid; our only regret is that we did not start the process sooner.
Many many thanks for taking us on, we are encouraged for the first time in ages!"
Emma Dent Coad
Councillor, Golborne Ward
Kensington and Chelsea
"A very heartfelt thank you to PAL for trekking up to the wilds of North London on a Saturday morning to run the session at out Trustees Away Day. Both Trustees and staff got lots from it. PAL brought an entirely different perspective to proceedings, which was very helpful!"
The Hornsey Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy
"Many thanks for your help! I am extremely pleased and surprised to tell you that although Brent Council had recommended the plans for approval the Planning Committee overturned this and refused the application. All I can say is that once again we owe you enormous thanks for the very useful advice. It makes a colossal difference having the advice that you have given us with the plans that have been put in."
Rucklidge Avenue Residents Association
"We'd like to thank PAL team for helping us with our preparation for the Crystal Palace Park Public Inquiry - you offered us invaluable support and sound advice when we were preparing our Statement of Case."
On Behalf of the Residents of the North East side of Anerley Hill
"Thank you all so much for the wonderful day last week when I attened Planning EIP Training. I am very grateful and enjoyed myself a great deal in the afternoon session when I had to play the role of a 'property developer'! I also networked and met some very useful contacts with the same problems in their borough as in mine.
By attending this course, it helped prepare me for the pre-hearing at LBS Town Hall last week. I was not at all intimidated by the 'High Court' like procedures and after your kind advice again today, I will be able to stick briefly to the three points we discussed on behalf of all older and disabled people in Southwark, and with regard to Peckham Town Centre where I live."
Jennifer Quinton Chelley
Southwark Disability Forum
Southwark Pensioners Forum
Southwark Pensioners Action Group
Southwark Community Network
"Thanks so much to PAL for the training yesterday. It was helpful to get a better insight into the planning process."
Wards Corner Community Coalition