Statement of Community Involvement Review

Statement of Community Involvement Review - Consultation Draft

8 - Where to get help with a planning issue

8.1 Communities can choose to take up free advice and guidance, depending on their needs, through Locality, The Royal Town Planning Institute (Planning Aid) the National Association of Local Councils and the Campaign to Protect Rural England (Planning Help). Each organisation will use its expertise, skills and track record advising on development to empower communities to reach the full potential of producing a neighbourhood plan from start to finish. Advice is available on issues such as understanding the planning process and finding local solutions to developing clear documents and building community support.


Email:        Phone: 0345 458 8336

Assistance Available: Supports local community organisations offering specialist advice, peer learning and Neighbourhood Plan support

The Royal Town Planning Institute (Planning Advice)

Email       Phone 020 7929 8338

Assistance available: Understanding and taking part in the planning system, commenting on planning applications, applying for planning permission, appealing against a decision, getting involved in the preparation of a Local Plan or Neighbourhood Plan


The National Association of Local Councils

(Contact via Kent Association of Local Councils)

Email:           Phone: 01304 820173

Assistance available: Provide a national voice for Town and Parish Councils and services such as campaigning, legal, accounts and audit service


Planning Help (Campaign to Protect Rural England)

National contact (for issues relating to national planning policy):

Email:                                        Phone: 020 7981 2800

Regional contact:

Email:                                 Phone: 01233 714540

Assistance available: Advice on how to comment on a planning application, how to challenge a planning decision, local plans and neighbourhood plan