PAS is very aware of the challenge of awareness-raising and education to engage effectively with members of the public on a national spatial plan as opposed to a more geographically specific development plan proposal or planning application.
SPP sets out national planning priorities and land use policies; it is primarily influential in guiding the preparation of development plans, the design of development and the determination of planning applications and appeals.
PAS has recently launched a call for Young Placemakers with the help of Planning Minister Derek Mackay MSP. The initiative aims to recruit a network of motivated young community leaders (16-20 years old) who will champion active citizenship and create a stronger voice for young people.
PAS welcomes the launch of the three month opportunity for all people in Scotland to comment and input into the forthcoming National Planning Framework 3 (NPF3) and draft Scottish Planning Policy.
A planning advice charity will host a series of initiatives to look at the impact of the offshore renewable energy sector on communities across Scotland.
Artists and planners from across Scotland yesterday came together in Edinburgh to launch ‘By leaves we live’, a project inspired by Patrick Geddes, the founder of town planning to explore Scotland’s natural environment.
PAS is celebrating its 20th anniversary in March 2013. This milestone happens in the Year of Natural Scotland 2013. To mark these events, PAS is working with Creative Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Central Scotland Green Network and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to deliver a national project which will pay homage to Patrick Geddes, the founding father […]
The Planning & Active Citizenship conference taking place on Thursday 25 October in Edinburgh will look at practical ways in which children and young people can be actively involved in the shaping of their towns and cities from the earliest age.
Glasgow City Council was awarded the top prize for Community Involvement at last night’s Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning.
On Wednesday 30th May 2012, PAS will be running a community training workshop at WHALE Arts Centre in Wester Hailes to help local people understand how they can engage with the planning system and have a say in the future of their area. Planning can have a big impact on local communities – and PAS’ […]