Welcome to Plan Making Support

Welcome to Planning Advisory Service’s (PAS) Local Plan Support Programme.


The consultation on reforms to national planning policy and proposed changes to the wording of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) closed on March 2nd 2023. On 25 July 2023 the Government published a consultation on proposals to make local plans (and minerals and waste plans) simpler, faster to prepare, and more accessible. This consultation closed on 18 October 2023.

The government has also consulted on Environmental Outcome Reports and a technical consultation on the Infrastructure Levy. In light of these consultations and the proposed changes we are continually reviewing our current Local Plan support offers, tools and templates. Keep an eye out here and sign up to the PAS Newsletter where we will keep you all updated. 

We provide advice and support to Local Planning Authorities that are making or reviewing their Local Plan. We offer direct support, and we also make topic guides and toolkits. Our support ranges from a friendly catch-up with our experienced team to more hands-on support and advice from PAS and its expert partners. Access our Local Plan Support pages below.