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 gives evidence to the Local Government Committee about the new Bill.
As we settle into 2018, PAS Volunteer CJ Walker recalls some of the highlights from last year.
Your Kirkwall is a series of community conversations
PAS has launched a youth volunteering programme in the Year of Young People.
SP=EED Verification is a two-part skills development programme for planners and others who would like to enhance their approaches to community engagement.
PAS will soon be hosting three exciting pop up community days as part of the Bridging the Gap Cowdenbeath project.
The Planning Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament today. PAS issued the following press release after the Bill was published
PAS has embarked on a new and exciting project made possible by the Aspiring Communities Fund and the European Social Fund led by the Scottish Government.