Helping communities to navigate the planning system

Planning With People

Planning with People was set up by Helen Metcalfe in 2011 and operates from Nottingham. Helen is an experienced chartered town planner having worked as a planning professional for 20 years. She has worked in 4 local authorities (latterly at senior management level) and for Planning Aid (part of the Royal Town Planning Institute). She has been a independent consultant since 2011. She has been a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 1994.

Helen specialises in community consultation and engagement working with non planners and local authorities to help them create better planned places. Helen combines technical expertise with her detailed planning knowledge of neighbourhood planning and economic development to support and work with local groups to produce outcomes that shape their area.

To view Helen's professional profile and connect on


Royal Town Planning Institute
Planning Advisory Service
Planning Portal
Planning Aid England
My Community Rights - Neighbourhood Planning

Clients include

Contact Details

Planning With People is a trading name of Metcalfe Planning Services Ltd.

Companies House Reg No. 9273796

Registered office: 1 Maris Drive NG14 5AJ

About Us

Planning with People provides cost effective advice on planning matters, policy and strategy development across the public, private, voluntary and community sectors. Providing town planning advice and support at the neighbourhood level.