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

School Consultations

Consultations for education and schools across the Vale of Glamorgan


School Consultations

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.


Annual Delivery Plan 2021-22

The Council is consulting on a new draft Annual Delivery Plan for 2021-22. This consultation will close on 26 January 2021


Planning Application - Housing Development Upper Cosmeston Farm

An outline application has been submitted by Welsh Government for a residential development, a primary school, community space and public open space on land at Upper Cosmeston Farm, Lavernock Road, Penarth. Planning reference: 2020/01170/OUT
The plans can be viewed through the Planning Register and comments are invited from any interested party. Planning Officers are available to discuss the proposals with members of the public throughout the normal working week by email, telephone or virtual meeting if necessary. Views can be submitted by emailing and all will be considered as part of the normal planning process. 


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.



Previous Consultations

M4 Junction 34 to A48 Transport Improvements - WelTAG Stage Two Plus

Improving Strategic Transport Encompassing Corridors from M4 Junction 34 to the A48 at Sycamore Cross Highway Link Study – WelTAG Stage Two Plus (Outline Business Case). 


Public Spaces Protection Order - Controlled Alcohol Zones

The Council's Cabinet recently agreed to consult on the proposal to vary the current Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in place by increasing the restricted areas covered by it, in respect of alcohol related Anti-Social Behaviour. This consultation has been extended until 2 November 2020. 


Improvements to Barry's Green Infrastructure

The Council has received funding from Welsh Government through the Targeted Regeneration Investment (TRI) Programme - Green Infrastructure,  to undertake improvements to Barry’s Green Infrastructure. 


Rhoose Community Facilities - Grant Fund 

We are asked local community groups to submit bids for section 106 community facilities money.


Rhoose Sustainable Transport 

The Council has secured Section 106 funding, which can be used for sustainable transport purposes, from the Taylor Wimpey development accessed via Porthkerry Road. 


Land Required for Gypsy and Traveller Sites 

Invitation to Submit Candidate Sites. This consultation ran from Monday 17 February - Monday 30 March 2020. A report will be presented to the Council's Cabinet in due course. 


Car Parking Charges

Following a public consultation in 2018 on a draft parking strategy for the Vale of Glamorgan, the Council revised it's proposals for introducing charges to some car parks in the Vale. These proposals were presented to the Council's Cabinet in February 2020. 


Cabinet Report - Car Parking Charges 


Legal Notices have now been published on the proposed charges for Country Parks and Town Centre car parks. 


Cosmeston Play Area Upgrade

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is investing £240,000 in improving the play area at Cosmeston Country Park. This consultation ran from Monday 16 March - Friday 17 April. We have now closed the online survey and will consider the responses from local residents before finalising plans for the new play area. 


Arts Consultation

A review of the Council's Arts Service and consultation on the way services are delivered in future. This consultation closed on 23 March. A further report will be presented to the Council's Cabinet in due course. 


Proposed Improvements to Central Park, Barry

The Council is proposing to use s106 funding from nearby developments to upgrade facilities at Central Park in Barry. This consultation closed on 20 March. All of the feedback received during the consultation will now be reviewed before plans for improvements are finalised. 


Working together for a fairer future: Strategic Equality Plan 2020-24 

We have begun working on our new Strategic Equality Plan for 2020 – 2024 which sets out how the Council will achieve its vision of working together for a fairer future.  The consultation on the draft plan will run from 25 November 2019 – 20 January 2020. Please read the draft strategic equality plan and tell us what you think of the objectives. 



Working together for a brighter future: Corporate Plan 2020-25

We have begun work on our new Corporate Plan for 2020-25 which sets out how the Council will achieve our vision for Strong Communities with a Bright Future. The consultation on the draft plan will run from 22 October - 20 December 2019. Following the consultation, the feedback on the draft plan will be reviewed before a final plan is presented to the Council's Cabinet and agreed at a meeting of full Council in Spring 2020. 


The Future of Council Services 

The Council asked for residents input in order to set the budget for 2020-21. This consultation ran from Monday 30 September until Monday 11 November 2019. The Council's draft budget will be considered by Cabinet in January 2020 before being agreed at a meeting of full Council in March. 


Penarth/Cardiff Barrage Sustainable Transport Corridor Study

This consultation closed on 4 August 2019. Responses to the consultation will now be considered and a report on the findings will be presented to the Council's Cabinet in due course. 


Fare Paying School Transport

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this consultation. Officers are currently reviewing the feedback received, however proposals will not be finalised prior to the start of the 2019-20 academic year therefore there will be no changes to services for this academic year.



21st Century Schools 

Latest on proposals to expand Ysgol Sant BarucSt David's Church in Wales Primary School and St Nicholas Church in Wales Primary School as part of the 21st Century Schools Band B Programme.


Belle Vue Pavilion

Capturing residents' views on the potential future uses of Belle Vue Pavilion. A report on the results of the consultation will be considered by local members before a decision is taken on how to proceed. 


Public Toilets 

The Council has a requirement to prepare a toilet strategy for the Vale of Glamorgan. Following a public consultation on a range of issues this strategy will now be drafted. 


Draft Parking Strategy

Public consultation on the contents of the draft parking strategy for the Vale of Glamorgan. This consultation ran from 06 August until 28 September 2018. 


Public Spaces Protection Order - Dog Controls

Consultation on a proposed public spaces protection order to replace existing byelaws in relation to dog controls. This consultation ran from 27 June until 22 August 2018.


Want to know more?

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