The Value of Community Engagement in Planning

We are seeking your assistance with a study that Planning Aid Wales is currently undertaking on the value of community engagement in planning in Wales.

This work is supported by Welsh Government and our findings and recommendations will be considered by the Welsh Government’s Planning Division.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Planning Aid Wales Limited


Notice is hereby given that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of Planning Aid Wales Limited will be held at the Planning Aid Wales head office, First Floor, 174 Whitchurch Road, Heath, Cardiff CF14 3NB on Monday 15th June 2020 at 4.30pm.

The business of the meeting will be:

  1. to vote on the appointment of Directors for the coming year (one third of the current Board will retire at the meeting),
  2. to consider and vote on approval of the 2019-20 company accounts
  3. to consider and vote on approval of the annual report
  4. to consider and vote on any other business properly raised

A member of a company is entitled to appoint another person as his proxy to exercise all or any of his rights to attend and to speak and vote at a meeting of the company.

Proxy forms will be circulated in advance of the meeting which will explain procedures and the agenda in more detail, but please note you can only be registered as attending the meeting if this form is completed and returned in advance of the meeting. Attendance by proxy counts as attendance for formal purposes.

Welsh Government Measures and Guidance at the date of this notice mean that the total number of persons allowed to attend is restricted to two and therefore members generally are not able to attend in person. In accordance with guidance, two representatives of Planning Aid Wales will act as proxies and will be physically present (observing social distancing) at the Cardiff Office to ensure that the meeting is quorate to conduct the formal business of the meeting.

On behalf of the Board

James Davies, Chief Executive

20 May 2020

Planning Aid Wales Gains National Attention

Planning Aid Wales were commended in our category of In-house Planning Team of the Year at the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2020 held virtually on You Tube on 30th April 2020.  The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for over 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.

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Update from our Chief Executive

I am writing to update you about changes to Planning Aid Wales’ operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • All PAW face-to-face events have been cancelled and no further events will be scheduled until further notice.
  • The staff team will remain working remotely and telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.
  • The PAW helpline will remain open. (02920 625000)

On a positive note, Planning Aid Wales was and is on the cusp of launching a new online training platform – more news on this will follow in April.  We will also be looking to schedule live webinars soon.  If you are interested in assisting with these activities, please do let us know.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at [email protected] or on 02920 625004

Thanks for your ongoing support and stay safe,

James Davies
Chief Executive

Building a Child Friendly Cardiff & the Vale

Public Health Wales recently hosted a symposium – “Building a Child Friendly Cardiff and Vale”. The successful inaugural event focused on agencies working together to ensure children and young people’s voices are heard and to increase and promote child friendly environments in places and spaces where they live.

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Planning Aid Wales celebrates 40 years

Planning Aid Wales celebrated its 40th Anniversary at a special event held in the Senedd this October.

Julie James AM, Minister for Housing and Local Government, hosted the event and delivered an excellent keynote speech emphasising the importance of community engagement in the planning system.

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