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.
PAS is holding an informal evening of celebration for all our volunteers, in recognition of their incredible contribution to the ethos and values of PAS.
With the recent Independent Planning Review having referenced mediation in three of its recommendations, PAS and Scottish Mediation are looking to explore how this can be facilitated to improve engagement within planning.
PAS has produced a number of short summaries from recent projects. These range from community-led charrettes and community land use plans to development plan engagement and youth engagement.
This blog, based on a recent talk at PAS AGM, looks at how planning fell from fashion for a long period, and what created the new international awareness that places need to be planned.