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.


Draft Annual Delivery Plan

The draft Annual Delivery Plan (ADP) details the actions that will be undertaken in 2022-23 to improve local well-being and deliver the Council’s four Well-being Objectives. We want to know whether we've got our priorities right. This consultation will run from 29 November until 09 January.


Draft Five-year Promotion Strategy

The Council is required to produce and publish a five-year strategy setting out how we intend to promote the Welsh language and to facilitate the use of Welsh more widely in the Vale of Glamorgan.The aim of this consultation is to capture feedback from citizens and key stakeholders on the contents of the draft strategy and to feed into the process of developing an action plan to deliver on the aims of the strategy over the next five years. This consultation will run from 10 November 2021 – 5 January, 2022. 


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 will run from Friday 5 November - Friday 17 December, 2021. 


Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP) 2022-32

Consultation on the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s draft Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP) 2022-32. This consultation will run from 15 October - 10 December, 2021.


Barry Docks Transport Interchange

The Vale of Glamorgan Council and its local partners are seeking your views on possible changes in the vicinity of Barry Docks Railway Station. This consultation will close on 7 December, 2021.


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. 


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

School Consultations - Penarth Nursery Provision

Consultation on the proposals to reconfigure nursery provision in Penarth from September 2022. This consultation closed on 5 November, 2021. 


Let's Talk

The Vale Public Services Board (PSB) is undertaking a range of engagement activities over the next few months to inform a Well-being Assessment which will be published in May 2022. The initial survey, which was desinged to capture a range of information about residents' experiences of life in the Vale of Glamorgan closed on 19 September. The results will now be analysed, alongside other sources of data to produce a draft wellbeing assessment. 


Windmill Lane Play Area - Proposed Upgrade

The Council has received S106 Public Open Space monies in Llantwit Major, which has been allocated to upgrade Windmill Lane play area. An online survey was used to capture the views of local residents. Responses to the survey will now be reviewed and a contractor will be appointed to design a new play area. 


Project Zero 

Project Zero is the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s response to the climate change emergency.  Project Zero brings together the wide range of work and opportunities available to tackle the climate emergency, reduce the Council’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2030 and encourage others to make positive changes.


The Future of Penarth Pier Pavilion

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is committed to securing the future of Penarth Pier Pavilion as a community facility. As we enter this new chapter in this building's history, we are excited to explore new opportunities and facilities for every member of the local community, ensuring the sustainability for current and future generations. This survey closed on 21 April. The comments will now be analysed and future options considered. 


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.  

Want to know more?

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