About us

We work with communities to help them have a real say about what happens in their neighbourhoods.

We help communities design and run programmes of community engagement so that their voice can be heard on topics such as neighbourhood planning, new housing and regeneration projects and the provision of services.

Planning for Real is both the name of our organisation as well as the nationally renowned community planning process which is exclusive to our organisation. We are commissioned by local authorities, housing providers and community groups to design and run programmes of community engagement. We offer a range of techniques all of which are visual, tactile, participatory and community-led.

Planning for Real is part of the Accord Group and we work nationally from the Innovation Works @ Rubery Owen in Darlaston, West Midlands.