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
We are seeking a Volunteers & Interns Manager to succeed the current manager who is leaving after 11 years in post.
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.
We hear a lot about the importance of community engagement in the planning system - but do we really know what effective public involvement looks, or even feels, like?
PAS welcomes the announcement of a public consultation on the planning system, launched this morning by Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing.
PAS volunteer, Alastair Smith, shares his thoughts on a recent volunteer training event on landscape assessment hosted by Doug Harman.