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We are experts in community engagement. We work with and support communities so that they have a real say in what happens in their neighbourhoods.

We provide training and project delivery support so that communities can use Planning for Real® and our other techniques to develop and run programmes of community-led engagement. The ethos underpinning all our methods is that they are highly visual, tactile, participatory and community-led.

With an unrivalled 25 year track record we have designed and facilitated community engagement programmes on diverse scales and issues.

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Boldmere Futures Community Planning

Boldmere Futures Partnership, requested support from the Planning for Real Unit, to help them to run a number of Community Planning events in order to seek the views of residents… More »

Pershore Town Plan

The Planning for Real Unit recently completed work on a project to develop a Town Plan for Pershore.  The Unit provided support to the Steering Group, set up by the… More »

Clent Way Estate Birmingham

Accord successfully bid for funding under the Government’s Estate Regeneration Fund in order to undertake a Feasibility Study into how the Clent Way Estate in Birmingham could be improved. Accord… More »

Parks masterplanning in Leighton Linslade

A consultation exercise for Leighton Linslade Town Council on what improvements were needed to Pages Park and Mentmore Road Memorial Gardens More »

Lozells Recreation Group

The focus of this project was on improving community cohesion by bringing together young people from all ethnic backgrounds in the Lozells area of Birmingham. More »

Queenborough and Rushenden masterplan

A consultation exercise on the Isle of Sheppey to ensure that local communities had their say in the future regeneration of their area More »

What makes a good place?

Using digital media as a way of encouraging residents to explore their neighbourhoods, find out about place-making and get more involved in local decision making More »

Micro-neighbourhood development in Bordesley Green

Planning for Real and Ashram Housing Association are piloting a new model for micro-neighbourhood development which has the potential to be trialed in other communities More »

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