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about us

PAS is Scotland’s leading place and active citizenship charity. For the last 25 years, we have been supporting a planning system that is inclusive, positive and innovative, where individuals and communities help shape the future of their place. We help individuals and community groups to get involved in the planning system in an impartial, open and inclusive way.

We provide skills training and support for community groups, planners, elected members and public bodies, as well as to seldom-heard groups who often cannot readily engage in the planning system. In particular, we support community organisations to develop and deliver their own aspirations for place through local place plans.

Our Advice Service offers a free, impartial and confidential planning advice service, provided by our specialist volunteers, all of whom are chartered planners. Contact our advice helpline on here.

We are a volunteer-led organisation supported by a network of over 400 specialist volunteers, including professionals from across the built environment sector. PAS has continuously held Investing in Volunteers status since 2008.

Board vacancy
We are currently seeking to fill a vacancy on the PAS Board. For further information and details of how to apply, click here, or contact Jenny Pendreigh, or 0131 220 9730.

Board Members 2018-2019

  • Irene Beautyman (Chair)
    Planning for Place Programme Manager, Improvement Service. Facilitator, Spark Solutions
  • Ian Angus
  • Graham Marchbank
    Chartered Town Planner
  • Nikola Miller
    Principal Planning Advisor, Homes for Scotland
  • Iram Mohammed
    East Dunbartonshire Council, Major Assets Project Team
  • David Stewart
    Policy Lead, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Michaela Sullivan
    Group Land Manager, Cala Group Ltd
  • Simon Watkins
  • John Bury
  • John Campbell Q.C.
    Faculty of Advocates
  • Stuart Watson
    Decarbonisation Policy Lead, Scottish Government