The planning system is founded on the principles of social equity, equality and delivering public good. Over 20% of planning professionals in Scotland volunteer with PAS, giving their knowledge, experience and time to help people of all ages and backgrounds to participate, at the earliest opportunity, in placemaking.
PAS education programmes are designed for children and young people and our training is targeting seldom heard groups, community groups and elected members. Find out more about the PAS Foundation's work to support young people.
We also facilitate a community visioning process Charretteplus® to help everyone have a say in the future of their area. SP=EED® is our guide to effective community engagement and SP=EED® Verification is the associated skills development programme.
The latest posts from the PAS blog
PAS has recently responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation Places, people and planning: Position Statement (June 2017)
We recently finished 'Buckhaven Links!' Charretteplus project, working to find a shared vision for Buckhaven, focusing on the foreshore, town centre, and links between.
PAS has recently welcomed Erin Fulton to the team as our new Volunteers and Interns Manager.
An app for the Place Standard is now available to download for free for Android* or Apple* smartphones or tablets.
The Scottish Government's 'People, Places & Planning: A Consultation on the Future of the Scottish Planning System, closed yesterday after three months of consultation.
Blog post about a recent conference held by PAS and Scottish Mediation.
On Tuesday 7 March, Galashiels Academy hosted the launch of an innovative four-year partnership with PAS.
Bill Lindsay – Service Manager (Development Plan), Fife Council - blogs about commissioning PAS to deliver SP=EED Verification to a range of Fife Council staff.