Placemaking Charter

The Placemaking Wales Charter has been developed by Welsh Government and the Design Commission for Wales in collaboration with the Placemaking Wales Partnership – a multi-disciplinary group representing professions and organisations working within the built and natural environment.

The Charter builds on the strengthening focus on Placemaking in policy and practice in Wales and aims to provide a common understanding of the range of considerations that go into placemaking. The charter outlines six placemaking principles that cover the range of considerations that contribute to establishing and maintaining good places.


Signing up to the charter

We welcome any organisation involved in delivering places or shaping the built environment to sign up to the charter. To do this please email stating that, having considered the wording of the Charter, your organisation has agreed to sign up to the principles. Once this has been received the name of your organisation will be added to the list of signatories on the website and you will be sent the Charter logo to use. Your contact details will be added to the Charter Signatories contact list and you will receive relevant news and information unless you wish to opt out.

Please send the following details:

Contact Name:


Contact Email Address:

Agreement: In signing the Placemaking Wales Charter [organisation name] agrees to support placemaking in all relevant areas of our work and promote the six placemaking principles in the planning, design and management of new and existing places

The spirit of the partnership of one of mutual support, encouragement, and positive action. Signatories are expected to promote and uphold the principles of the charter in all of their work.


The following organisations have signed up to the Placemaking Wales Charter:

  • Ainsley Gommon Architects
  • Alt-Architecture
  • Arden Kitt Associates Ltd
  • Barton Willmore
  • BDP
  • Benham Architects
  • Benjamin Hale Architects
  • Building with Nature *
  • C2J Architects and Town Planners
  • Cadw *
  • Cadwyn Housing Association
  • Candleston Homes
  • Cardiff Community Housing Association
  • Cardiff and Vale Health Board
  • Cardiff University *
  • CFW Architects
  • Chamberlain Moss King Architecture
  • Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) *
  • Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) *
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) *
  • Chris Jones
  • Clwyd Alyn
  • Commonplace
  • Community Housing Cymru (CHC) *
  • Design Commission for Wales
  • Edenstone Group
  • First Choice Housing Association Ltd
  • Future Generations Commissioner for Wales’ Office *
  • Federation of Master Builders (FMB) *
  • FOR Cardiff
  • Gaunt Francis Architects
  • George and Co
  • Good Homes Alliance
  • Hammond Architectural Ltd
  • Home Builders Federation (HBF) *
  • Hughes Architects
  • Huw Griffiths Architects
  • Institute of Highways Engineers *
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) *
  • Landscape Institute (IL) *
  • Land Studio Ltd
  • Lawray Architects
  • Lightwood Planning
  • Lovell Partnerships Ltd
  • Jackson Concepts
  • KJG Architects
  • Knight Architects
  • Melin Homes
  • Merthyr Valleys Homes
  • Miller Research (UK) Ltd
  • Mott MacDonald Ltd
  • Natural Resources Wales (NRW) *
  • National Infrastructure Commission for Wales (NICfW) *
  • Newport City Homes
  • Newydd Housing Association
  • One Newport PSB
  • Owen Davies Consulting Ltd
  • Oxford Architects
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority
  • Pentan Architects
  • Persimmon Homes East Wales
  • Planning Aid Wales *
  • Planning Officers Society for Wales (POSW) *
  • Play Wales *
  • PLPlanning
  • Pobl
  • Powell Dobson Architects
  • Ramblers Cymru
  • Red River Archaeology
  • Rhondda Housing Association
  • Richards Moorehead and Laing Ltd
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) *
  • Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) *
  • Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) *
  • Saer Architects
  • Spring Design Consultancy Limited
  • Starki Limited
  • Stiwdio Owens
  • Stride Treglown
  • Studio Response
  • Sustrans *
  • Swansea Council
  • Tirion Homes
  • The Architectural Heritage Fund
  • The Environmental Dimension Partnership (EDP)
  • The Open Spaces Society
  • The Urbanists
  • Transport for Wales *
  • Urban Foundry
  • Valleys to Coast
  • Vectos
  • Wales Co-operative Centre
  • Wates Residential
  • Wei Yang + Partners
  • Welsh Local Government Association *
  • Welsh Government *

( * Members of the Placemaking Wales Partnership)