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In line with government advice our reception at Bridgwater House remains closed. You can contact us by calling 0300 303 7800 or by emailing

Planning Aid England

Planning Aid England (PAE) provides free, independent, professional planning advice and support to help individuals and communities engage with the planning system.

This includes Online Guidance and a limited amount of free email advice which can be accessed via an Online Enquiry Form.  In some circumstances PAE may be able to offer additional bespoke support.  To find more visit

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