Group of peopleConsultation

It is vital that we consult with our local residents, businesses and visitors to help us deliver the best possible services and provide value for money.


There are a great number of factors that influence decisions in local government and we want to ensure that the views of our residents are one of these. Although it would not be practical to consult our residents about every single thing we do, when it comes to the bigger picture, we will ask for input to help us make those decisions that affect us all.  



Public Engagement Framework

The Framework outlines how we will improve our engagement and offers guidance to staff embarking on engagement projects.


Public Engagement Framework

Public Opinion Survey

A bi-annual survey of around 1,000 Vale residents which measures how they rate the services that we provide.  

Public Opinion Survey  

Current Consultations

Our current consultations section includes the work of the Council as well as other public organisations that operate in the Vale. 


Public Engagement Framework 2017

The Council's Public Engagement Framework has been updated. A new action plan, which sets out how the Council will look to improve the way in which we engage our residents, has also been drafted. The Council's Cabinet will consider the updated Framework later in 2017. Before it is finalised, we would like to hear your views on the framework and action plan. You can have your say by completing the online form below or submitting your feedback in writing to the email address below. The consultation will run until 31 August. 



Rights of Way Improvement Plan

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is reviewing its Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) and would like to hear your views on the proposed process and timetable for this review. Further information can be found in the Initial Consultation Document.


Public Space Protection Orders

We are proposing to create orders to deal with alcohol related anti-social behaviour in specified public places across the Vale of Glamorgan. This consultation will run from 06 July 2017 until 17 August 2017.


Active Travel

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is working to promote and improve opportunities for active travel within the local authority area. 


Fferm Goch - Play Area Improvements

The Council has received a sum of s106 funding to upgrade open spaces in Llangan and the intention is to improve play facilities at Fferm Goch. Residents are invited to share their views in order to inform plans for the play area either by completing a short online survey or by attending a drop-in session at Llangan and St. Mary’s Church Village Hall, Heol Llidiard,  on 11 July 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.


Homes4U Allocation Policy Consultation

We are proposing some changes to the Homes4U Scheme, which is the way we allocate social housing in the Vale of Glamorgan, and we want your views on these changes. This consultation will run from Monday 5 June - Tuesday 4 July 2017.


New Housing Development - Requirements for School Places

There are a number of new housing developments in the Vale. We are asking residents who are moving to new housing developments to let us know their requirements for school places. Please read the letter below and respond to the online survey.




Recent Consultations

Here are some recent examples of what you said and how we listened.


Arts Strategy

The Vale of Glamorgan Council's Arts Development Service is currently reviewing its Arts Strategy.


Play Area Improvements

The Council is investing £200,000 in upgrading three play areas in the Vale. Thank you to those who have taken the time to fill in this survey. The responses are now being considered. 


Consultation on improvements to Wordsworth Park

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has received Section 106 community facilities funding from a local development within Penarth. This funding will be used to improve some of the features and facilities at Wordsworth Park. Thank you to those who have taken the time to fill in this survey. The responses are now being considered. 


Transforming Secondary Education in Barry

Consultation on the proposal to establish two new mixed sex secondary schools in Barry in place of the existing single sex schools, Barry Comprehensive and Bryn Hafren. Thank you to those who have taken the time to fill in this survey. The responses are now being considered. 


Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 

Thank you to those who responded to the childcare sufficiency assessment. The aim of this survey was to assess childcare in the Vale and the responded will help us improve the services that we provide for you. 


North Penarth Open Space Improvement Scheme

The Council is proposing to improve and enhance four areas of open space in north Penarth. Local residents, school pupils and anyone else with an interest in the future of open spaces in north Penarth were invited to have their say. The responses to this consultation are now being considered. If plans are approved, improvement work will begin in Spring 2017.


Welsh Medium Secondary School Places

The Council proposes to increase Welsh medium secondary school places in the Vale of Glamorgan by expanding Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg on its current site to accommodate future demand.


Improvements to Gladstone Gardens 

Residents were asked how they thought we could improve Gladstone Gardens and what their priorities would be. This consultation is now closed and the responses will be considered before a decision is made on how to progress. The authority is grateful to everyone who took the time to fill in the survey and to those who let us know their views. 


Want to know more?

If you want any more information about consultation in the Vale of Glamorgan then email