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Have your say and get involved with council decisions and local issues in the Vale of Glamorgan. We want to know what you think so our decisions about the places you live, work and visit reflect your views. 


Public Participation Strategy

Our Public Participation Strategy explains how we will encourage and facilitate public participation in the Council's decision making process.


Public Participation Strategy

School Consultations

Consultations on the future of education and schools across the Vale of Glamorgan



School Consultations

Current Consultations

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


Draft Transgender Inclusion Toolkit

In 2018 we produced a Transgender Inclusion Toolkit and Guidance Document. We designed these documents to help schools in the Vale of Glamorgan support transgender children and young people. Welsh Government and other local authorities supported us with this. We are now reviewing our guidance and would like to hear your views.


Draft Transgender Inclusion Toolkit



Budget Consultation 2023-24

We're consulting on our budget for next year. Have your say on the Budget Consultation 2023-24.


Budget Consultation 2023-24


Your Penarth Esplanade - A thriving seafront for all

More than £500,000 has been invested in Penarth Pier Pavilion and the Esplanade in the last two years. The Vale of Glamorgan Council is now speaking to local residents, businesses, and community groups about how to further improve Penarth seafront and the surrounding area.


Your Penarth Esplanade


Review of statues, monuments, street and building names and suggestions for future recognition and commemoration.

The Council is proactively reviewing all statues and commemorations in the Vale of Glamorgan. This work will ensure statues and commemorations on public land, as well as the names of streets and buildings are representative of local people’s values and those of a modern, inclusive Council. If you have seen a commemoration that you think should be reviewed to ensure it is appropriate, please complete our online form. Please ensure you include the location and reason for review.


Recognition and Commemoration


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 

Annual Delivery Plan 2023-24

Thank you for sharing your views with us. We are now revising the plan post consultation and it will be considered by Cabinet and then Council in March.


Consultation on Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance

New Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) documents have been prepared to support key policies within the adopted LDP and to provide further guidance for the public, applicants and developers. The Council are seeking your views on the draft ‘Retail and Town Centre Development SPG’ and ‘Economic Development, Employment Land and Premises SPG’. The consultation is open for six weeks from 20/10/22 to 01/12/22. This consultation is now closed.


Draft Recycling and Waste Strategy 2022-2032

Recycling and Waste Management is an essential service provided by the Council. It affects all of our residents, as well as local businesses and visitors to the county. This strategy will contribute to all of the organisation's objectives and the seven national well-being goals. This consultation is now closed.


Integrated Sustainability Appraisal Draft Scoping Report Consultation

The Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA) is being completed in order to consider and communicate the likely effects of the emerging Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP), and suggest alternatives. It focuses on key sustainability issues and fulfils a number of legislative requirements. Preparation of the Draft ISA Scoping Report is the first stage of the ISA process. This consultation is now closed.


Vale Public Services Board - Wellbeing Assessment

The Vale of Glamorgan Public Services Board (PSB) are consulting on its Well-being Assessment. The Well-being Assessment is made-up of a suite of reports which bring together the many different factors which impact well-being. A View of the Vale of Glamorgan – An assessment of Current and Future Well-being brings together the findings of the assessment and provides the links to the four themed reports which provide a detailed analysis of data and evidence. This consultation is now closed.


Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP)

The Council is currently consulting on the draft Review Report and draft Delivery Agreement. The draft Review Report considers the effectiveness of the adopted LDP and confirms the revision procedure to be followed in preparing the RLDP. The draft Delivery Agreement contains a Community Involvement Scheme and timetable for preparing and adopting the RLDP. This consultation is now closed.


Have Your Say on Gypsy, Traveller and Showpeople Sites

Do you or your family need a pitch or yard in the Vale of Glamorgan? Opinion Research Services are working on behalf of Vale of Glamorgan Council to speak to Gypsy and Traveller families in the area. We need to find out how many pitches or sites are needed. This consultation is now closed.


Active Travel Network Maps

The Active Travel Network Map Consultation will be undertaken in three stages, starting in December 2020 and running until December 2021. We want to provide the Vale of Glamorgan with a network that allows for walking and cycling to become the most natural and normal way of getting about for local journeys. This consultation is now closed.



Want to know more?

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