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Where should we build new homes?

RTPI policy statement on identifying new housing development opportunities. It supports our 16 ways to address the housing crisis campaign.

Location of Development

A major research programme to map and analyse recent planning permissions for housing across twelve city-regions in England.

The process for developing robust housing evidence for local development plans in Wales

Considers the process for developing robust housing projections for Local Development Plans in Wales in response to some local planning authorities' concerns about how much flexibility they have to interpret household projections. Full report and a research briefing.

A plan for homes for all now 

Trudi Elliott puts forward the RTPI's comprehensive package of ideas to ensure we build homes for all. Read more of our blogs.

Zero carbon homes

The RTPI is among a group of organisations which have urged MPs to investigate the government's abandonment of its commitment to a zero-carbon building standard. Click here to read our joint letter to the Environmental Audit Committee. 

Greenbelt debate

Our debate brought together  a number of leading thinkers to provide a diverse range of perspectives on greenbelt development.

Homes for Britain Campaign

We are proud to be a founding partner of a coalition of organisations who are campaigning to bring together all those who believe that everyone has a right to a decent affordable home to call their own.

Delivering large scale housing

Highlights how new homes can be built in the places where they are most needed by unlocking existing large scale housing schemes and potential sites across England and Scotland.

Planning for housing

Research report includes a tool to enable planners to find out how the household projections for English local authorities have changed between the 2008-based projections and the 2011-based interim projections. Explores factors important to understanding the latest projections and how they should be used.

Neighbourhood Planning

Planning Aid England has produced a suite of resources providing practical tips and advice to assist community groups when developing a neighbourhood plan.

Future-proofing society

Focuses on demographic change and climate change. Suggests how planning can help and why it is crucial in how our societies respond to these challenges.

RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence

Showcases the very best in exceptional examples of excellence in delivering housing. The 2016 overall winner was Plymouth City Council with their Plan for homes.

The RTPI-CIH Planning for Housing Network

Join our free Network which plays an important part in developing policy, knowledge and good practice for the RTPI and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Join the RTPI

Being a member of the RTPI makes you part of a community at the forefront of planning. Our members actively influence current thinking on spatial planning through participating in debates, developing good practice, responding to government consultations and bridging the gap between policy and research. You will also access a huge range of member benefits from access to special interest networks to discounts on events, talks and at high street retailers.

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