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.