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We're here to offer free, impartial and confidential planning advice to those who meet our criteria for free support.

Here are the different ways we can help:

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Having your say

We help people and groups comment on development proposals in their area.

Supporting Community Groups

We’re here to guide community groups and social enterprises on planning processes to support the development of community projects and facilities.

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Local Development Plans

We can provide information on what stage your Local Development Plan is at and how you can get involved.

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Making a Complaint

If you have issues with planning procedures, we can help you navigate the process and make a complaint.

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Planning Appeals

Need help preparing a case for a planning appeal? We can provide clear and accurate guidance.

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We can advise you on what to do if you think there has been a breach of planning or if you have received a letter about an enforcement issue.

*Our planning advice is part-funded by the Department for Infrastructure. We’re here to assist disadvantaged people and communities. Find out more in our FAQs.

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Planning Guides

Get information on housing in the countryside, how to comment on planning proposals, and general advice on understanding the planning system.

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People We’ve Helped

Find out more about how our services have supported individuals, community groups and public organisations over the years.

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Need Planning Advice?

Call us on +44 (0)28 9023 9444 or +44 (0)77 8364 9288 or drop us an email for free, expert advice on planning issues.

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Other Services

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Community Engagement

Unlocking community potential through meaningful engagement and collaboration.

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Community Planning

Supporting Community Planning through collaboration, partnership and action.

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Participatory Budgeting

Helping citizens decide on public funds for inclusive, community-driven change.

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People We’ve Helped

Find out more about how our services have supported individuals, community groups and public organisations over the years.

“Myself and my neighbours thought the service was great. The advice was independent and we trusted it. Community Places went the extra mile for us. Our successful result was very much due to Community Places’ help. I have recommended your organisation to others.”
“Service was great - planning is a nightmare for a lay person. Community Places were very approachable and knowledgeable.”
“Navigating planning issues is very complicated and stressful and needs to change. The media coverage on Planning issues in Northern Ireland is well documented and change is needed to protect the public particularly from those who abuse Planning Laws. I remain forever grateful to Community Places.”