Planning Consultancy Success Stories for the Charity and Community Sector
At Parker Planning Services, we are committed to assisting organisations in the charity and community sector to thrive and make a lasting impact. Our planning consultancy services, with a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within the charity and community sector, are tailored to maximise charities’ and social enterprises’ resources and ensure your project aligns seamlessly with your charity/ community goals and values.
As such, Parker Planning Services are proud to be Norfolk ProHelp members, providing valuable advice and support to the voluntary and not-for-profit sector. Since becoming members we have been matched to support a number of charities to address their planning application queries, and we’re delighted to share our success stories:
”We are incredibly grateful for all your support with our Nourishing Norfolk Network. You have been a vital sounding board for several food hubs when they have been setting up their services. Without your support we would have struggled. If we had to pay for this advice, we would have had to use funding that has now been used to support the thousands of people finding themselves in food poverty across Norfolk. With your help and other businesses like you, we have been able to open 22 food hubs over the last 2 years, supporting over 22,000 people.” – Lauren Birch, Corporate Philanthropy Advisor, Norfolk Community Foundation
How have we helped?
Community Food Club (shrublandstrust.org.uk) Shrublands Community Food Club – We checked their planning documents and advised them on whether they need planning permission to use a shipping container as a food hub. Thanks to our help, they officially opened on 10th December 2021, with its primary purpose to provide affordable food to people living in Gorleston.
Diss Community Food Hub – which will be called “The Shelf” will be opening soon. Here we helped with a change of use issues and drafted a letter to the planning office. “Prohelp support has been excellent. The service we received was so quick and very professional acting on the brief provided. Also, it took the worry out of what could have been a costly process which as a charity is often a sticking point.” – Amy Griffith CE, CAB Diss
Nourishing Norfolk | Norfolk Community Foundation (norfolkfoundation.com) Nourishing Norfolk – Here we advised on chiller placements which helped Victoria Lewis, Supply and Logistics Manager for Nourishing Norfolk make strategic decisions as to how to store and distribute fresh food to their network of social supermarkets.
If you have a similar project that we can provide planning consultancy services for, we would love to hear your plans for your organisation and the communities you support. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or call 01603 516319.