Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS)
Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS) is a unique, independent and award-winning charity that helps people shape their communities by engaging with the planning system. It is the leading voice on community engagement in planning, being seen as professional, trusted, impartial and effective.
PAS was established in 1993 to provide people with free and impartial advice, information and support. It does this through training and information events, our free advice service, media coverage and public affairs.
Its advisory and training work is through a unique network of around 300 volunteers, all planning professionals, who provide their time and specialist knowledge. They are supported by 11 paid staff, based in South Charlotte Street, just off Charlotte Square in Edinburgh.
It works in close partnership with other organisations, including the Scottish Government, COSLA, A&DS, local authorities, CBI Scotland, the Sustainable Development Commission, Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in Scotland and SCVO, among others.
The free planning advice helpline for individuals and communities is: 0845 603 7602.
Planning Aid for Scotland works with you to shape Scotland's future, providing support and information when you need it.
Planning Aid for Scotland's role is to:
• ensure that everyone has access to the planning system
• provide knowledge and information to all people
• help people to understand how the planning system works
• enable all people to play their part
For further info`, contact:
11a South Charlotte Street
Tel: 0131 220 9730
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