About PST

The PST is an effective and widely used tool for considering what works well within a place.

It identifies priorities for improvement and guides partners and communities to agree solutions.

It can be used at any time when people want to discuss the future of a place.

There are 14 simple questions including physical, social, cultural and economic aspects of a place.

The process can be undertaken by:

  • communities
  • professionals
  • individuals
  • groups

It structures conversations on key issues and provides a graphic summary output and rich qualitative data.

View the Place Standard Tool on Our Place (external website).

Additional resources

The PST has a variety of additional resources to address various scenarios and audiences. For example, these include:

  • Accessibility guidance
  • Air Quality Version
  • Climate Lens
  • Children's and Young Persons Version
  • Design Version
Last updated: 13 March 2023