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  • Recruiting a new Engagement Officer (community and town councils)
    31st March, 2017

    Are you passionate about creating more sustainable communities?   Do you want to be working in a small and energetic third sector organisation working to make the planning process accessible and relevant to local communities?  If you share our enthusiasm for positive change in planning, we want to hear from you.

  • Planning training for Community and Town Councils
    11th October, 2016

    ‘Planning is the issue most widely discussed by community councils, being discussed at every meeting by 98% of councils surveyed.’  (Developing a Comprehensive Understanding of Community and Town Councils in Wales, Professor Michael Woods, 2013). Planning training will help your council to make stronger responses to planning applications and help improve relationships with your planning authority. For […]

  • Annual General Meeting
    27th May, 2016

    Come join us at our AGM to take part in a volunteer forum and enjoy refreshments before hearing what our exciting speakers have to say on improving community engagement in planning.  Click here.

  • Welcome from the Chair
    26th May, 2016

    It is a really exciting time to be Chair of Planning Aid Wales. For many years we have worked to give people the information and support they need to understand and get involved with the planning process. Now, the Planning (Wales) Act 2015 and Positive Planning reform agenda are encouraging earlier and more effective engagement […]

  • Empowering Local Communities in Pembrokeshire – Local Development Plan Review Workshops
    26th May, 2016

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority finds itself as one of the first local planning authorities in Wales at the early stages of reviewing its Local Development Plan (LDP) and is eager to get local communities involved straight away in the review process. To assist the National Park Authority with this task, Planning Aid Wales was […]

  • Community Planning: learning from recent practice
    23rd March, 2016

    18th April 2016, 3pm to 6pm at the Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Planning Aid Wales will be hosting this event to explore recent innovations and share best practice in the areas of community planning and engagement.  It will be an opportunity for planners and community representatives to come together to develop thinking and share knowledge.  It will […]

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