This service is run by the Royal Town Planning Institute and is a free advisory service. It’s not meant to replace the idea of employing a professional or following up other avenues for gaining advice but it will give you guidance as to how to approach things or clarify aspects of planning law/regulations
“Planning Aid England offers planning advice and support to individuals and communities. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to get involved in planning their local area, and provide people with the knowledge and tools to achieve this”.
CPRE Planning Help
CPRE, the Countryside Charity, have produced a very helpful document to help individuals and communities with planning matters. It is free to download. Just click in the link below:
How to respond to planning applications: an 8-step guide