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
Partners in Planning is a new skills hub for planners
Bridging the gap between people, place and participation
Find out more about the Golden Glenrothes project.
PAS Board now recruiting new Board members.
PAS shares its key recommendations for the Stage 1 Debate on the Planning (Scotland) Bill.
PAS to expand its already thriving programmes with young people.
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As part of a series of 'meet our volunteers' profiles, meet PAS volunteer Jenny Wood.