Planning Aid England provides free, independent and professional planning advice to people and communities who cannot afford to pay for it. This site is a fantastic resource on planning for local communities from the RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute), and the point of entry for place support when connecting with the planning system, with jargon-busting information, reliable professional advice, generally and for neighbourhood planning.

http://www.rtpi.org.uk/planning-aid/

For interaction with Q&A go straight to http://planningaid.custhelp.com/