PAS training

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Planning reforms aim to make the planning system more inclusive, efficient and accessible. This means that people everywhere should be able to participate in planning – but not all of us have the understanding and tools to do so.

As part of our training we offer independent and impartial advice as well as continued support after each event through our advice service. PAS offers a range of training programmes for everyone, from people with no experience in planning to experts in the field. We help communities, developers and professionals to understand and take part in the system.


Our training is delivered by professional planners, communications specialists, legal experts, community artists and others. We deliver training where you are on weekdays and Saturdays.

Training and advice leaflets

Training and advice service leaflets have been circulated all over Scotland to planning offices, libraries, community venues, Citizens Advice Bureaux, community groups, MSP constituency offices and many other places.

We are keen to see our leaflets displayed in every community in Scotland. If you spot a place where you think our information should be available please let us know!

For more information on training, to discuss your own training needs or to book places please email or call on 0131 220 9730. For a list of current training and all other events please click here.

You can download the training leaflet here  as a PDF. To get hard copies of this and the planning advice leaflet please email us or call 0131 220 9730.


This was my first training day, I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel more informed about the planning process.
Community Council training event, West Dunbartonshire, 13 March 2010.

A very informative session.
Useful to meet professional planners and learn their point of view.”
Planning for People public training event, Fife, 28 November 2009.

Good to hear other community councils views on different issues, plus a great chance to network.”
“An excellent day.”
“Very relevant topics and presenters gave very good answers and guidance.

Community Council training event, Midlothian, 13 February 2010


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