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If you would like to learn more about strategic planning and governance at the RTPI, continue your CPD or get involved see these links.
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. There is a full report and a research briefing.
The RTPI's joint paper in partnership with the District Council's Network, County Council's Network and Planning Officers' Society to Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Cmmunities and Local Government, making the case for how to improve and streamline local plan making.
We welcome proposals to speed up plans and will continue to discuss these with government, but are under no illusion that close attention to the real drivers behind the issue of speed and commitment must be paid.
A blog discussing the city and regional devolution agenda and RTPI thinking.
Developed through stakeholder workshops and background research into all five nations to see how we can respond to the challenge of marrying local concerns and wider issues across city-regions and other areas.
Looks at how public and private governance structures can influence the effectiveness of planning, and how barriers to delivery can be overcome.
Considers how thinking spatially can help policymakers make better judgements about how individual policy proposals affect a place as a whole.
Provides evidence on the efficiency and effectiveness of planning committees and makes recommendations for change in a 2013 report to Welsh Ministers.
Building on previous RTPI research this project will examine how the possibilities for present and future planning are shaped and constrained by past planning decisions and established local planning cultures. Publication date to be announced.
Showcases the very best in exceptional examples of decision making in planning and celebrates the contribution that planners and planning make to society. The Plymouth Plan won the 2015 award for Excellence in Plan Making Practice.
Join our free Network for elected members which aims to influence planning policies and to press decision-makers to address current planning related issues effectively.