Passionate about supporting people
& ideas that change communities

“I was really impressed to see the work going on in Pembrokeshire, especially the work involving at a Town and Community Council level. This is something I haven’t seen in Wales before. I’ll be very interested in following the development of the work led by PLANED and research outcomes.”

Professor Sally Holland
Children’s Commissioner for Wales

“It was a pleasure to be back in Pembrokeshire after working with PLANED during the evidence gathering for the Recharging Rural Research. PLANED has truly evolved over the last 30 years moving into a proactive phase of adding value, sharing information and knowledge and developing powerful partnerships. All of this work adds up to a robust evidence base that can be drawn upon and help to create a resilient and sustainable future for rural communities in Pembrokeshire.”

Sarah Skerratt
Professor of Rural Society and Policy

“Community Land Trusts aim to provide genuine and affordable housing for local people, generating incomes for communities and membership of a CLT is available to anyone in the community. CLTs, in addition to providing affordable housing for local people, can also be a vehicle for taking on other projects too that are of benefit to the community such as post offices or community shops.”

Tom Chance, National CLT Network
Speaking about his meeting with Pembrokeshire CLT

“I was delighted to attend PLANED’s AGM to speak to and hear the views of so many local organisations that are making a difference in Pembrokeshire. The county has benefited substantially from EU funds, with PLANED being a good example of working in partnership locally to deliver a number of projects that the Welsh Government has supported through EU funding. I wish the organisation every success in the future.”

Mark Drakeford
Welsh Government Finance Secretary

“PLANED has evolved over time, and has a long and proud history of rural regeneration and support for community-led development…. We help build the capacity of communities so they can have a greater influence in decisions that affect them, particularly with regard to well-being, and support them to develop resilience to economic, environmental and social change.”

Lynne Upsdell
PLANED Board Chair

“PLANED has been instrumental in supporting communities across Pembrokeshire, it is part of the fabric of the County and I hope, against the backdrop of Brexit, PLANED will continue to enhance the wellbeing and resilience within our county for many more decades to come.”

Eluned Morgan
AM

“We have made substantial progress with many initiatives, all of which have happened as a result of the visioning workshops that PLANED ran which brought community members together. These workshops and the follow-up activities that you have undertaken for us have revived a great deal of interest and community spirit in the area.”

Mike Ridout
Secretary, Lamphey Community Association

Our passion is working with communities to build on their strengths. We promote and use new and innovative ways of engaging and supporting communities to help make a sustainable future.

Embracing the future and building on the past we maximise opportunities for communities across the county and wider. We do this by working with partners locally, regionally and nationally, to deliver for our people, communities and businesses.

PLANED is proud to be the home of the LEADER fund in Pembrokeshire.

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19
Nov

Pembrokeshire Public Service Board

Tue 19 Nov
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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21
Nov

Preseli Heartlands Project Steering Group

Thu 21 Nov
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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28
Nov

Community Sector Network Autumn Workshop

Thu 28 Nov
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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