Our projects

Here you can read about some of the projects we have worked on. For each project we explain the approach taken and how we have adapted our techniques to meet individual project aims. We also describe the outcomes of the project and look at the longer term legacy and impact in the community.

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 »

Exercise to help identify barriers and solutions

Repairs Service Reconfiguration for The Accord Group

A full systems analysis of the repairs service for a major housing provider. The aim was to develop recommendations for service reform which would lead to improved performance outcomes and increased customer satisfaction. More »

The pavilion at Pages Park

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 visit climbing wall

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 model

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 workshop

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 »

Map and suggestion flags for Bordesley Green

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 »

Park Wood PFR launch day

Creating a Neighbourhood Action Plan for Park Wood

Planning for Real was appointed by Maidstone Borough Council to run a community engagement process for one of the Council’s priority areas which led to the development of a neighbourhood action plan More »