Independent and not-for-profit with 30 years' expertise in planning, community planning and engagement

Community Groups

We provide free, independent and professional advice on planning issues to community groups and people who cannot afford to pay a planning consultant.  

You can telephone us (9023 9444), call into our office, email us or come to one of our planning advice days which are held throughout the region.

Our next outreach advice event will be held on Monday, 24 February 2020 in Castlewellan (in The Lodge, Dublin Road and you can drop in any time between 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm to get advice from one of our planners.  There is no need to make an appointment. 

We have guides and factsheets on planning policies and issues you can download.

Capacity Building - We also provide training and capacity building for community groups.  Call us for more details.

Community Planning Support - We offer support and help to groups with community planning.



Our free planning advice is for people and communities who cannot afford a consultant.  We are part-funded by the Department for Infrastructure to provide this service.