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Planning for Real

Updated Tuesday 17th September 2013

Supporting communities to bring about change and shape their neighbourhoods.

Planning for real logo Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Planning for Real Planning for Real is "a nationally recognised community planning process based on a 3D model. The process allows residents to register their views on a range of issues, to work together to identify priorities, and in partnership with local agencies go on to develop an action plan for change".

It was initiated by a non-governmental organisation/charity and encourages people to participate through organising & campaigning and special events. Planning for Real is local in orientation and concerned with neighbourhood & community and public services.

It was launched in 1977 and is ongoing. 

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.


For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

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