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.


Fare Paying School Transport

Proposal to withdraw discretionary funding for fare paying school transport services in order to save £180,000 per year. Thsi consultation will run from 02 April until 28 May. 


Have your say


Dinas Powys Open Spaces 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has received Section 106 monies from local developments to provide and improve public open spaces and community facilities in Dinas Powys.  This consultation will close on Monday 13 May. 


Have your say


21st Century Schools 

Latest on proposals to expand Ysgol Sant Baruc, St 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. 


Belle Vue Pavilion


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

Council Tax Discretionary Reduction

The Council has the discretion to apply a reduction to Council Tax in circumstances where it is felt appropriate to do so. The Council is proposing to adopt a policy for awarding discretionary council tax reduction. Under the proposals the reduction would be applied in the following circumstances:


  • exceptional financial hardship;
  • crisis situation(e.g. fire or floor);
  • other exceptional circumstances.

This consultation closed at 12:00pm on 1 March. We will now consider all of the responses received before making a final decision on the policy. 


Supplementary Planning Guidance

A formal six week public consultation on the draft SPG which ran from Friday 04 January 2019 until Friday 15 February 2019. Representations will now be considered before a decison on whether to formally adopt the SPG will be taken. 


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. 


The Future of Council Services 

Find out about the Council's current financial position.


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.


M4 J34 to A48 Transport Network 

The Council has been working with an independent technical consultant to develop proposals for a new road linking the M4 and A48. This follows a study of the transport links between the two and access to Cardiff Airport that was conducted in 2017. This consultation closed on 17 July 2018. The results of the consultation will be considered and a report published in due course. 


Changes to Recycling and Waste Collections

The Council sought residents views on proposed changes to recycling and waste collections on the basis that the current waste and recycling model operated by the Council is not sustainable long-term. The responses to the consultation are being considered and will be reported to Cabinet in due course.


North Penarth Open Space Improvement Scheme

The Council is proposing to improve and enhance four areas of open space in north Penarth between. 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. 


Want to know more?

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