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About RTPI Cymru

RTPI Cymru promotes planning as a profession and builds links with other built environment professions and organisations throughout Wales. We also support dialogue on planning policy issues with many Welsh public bodies, industry representatives and within the media.

We offer members and others involved with planning in Wales, a programme of affordable seminars and events to assist with their continuing professional development requirements, and also publish Cynllunio, a regular newsletter for members.

We have a membership of about 1,100 planners, drawn from the Welsh Government, National Parks and local government, private consultancies, developers, the education sector and other organisations working in the field of planning.

We welcome the views and opinions of all our members, and we are always looking for volunteers to help with running our programmes. Please email us or call Georgina Roberts on 029 2049 8215.

Nod RTPI Cymru yw hyrwyddor proffesiwn cynllunio a meithrin cysylltiadau gyda sefydliadau a phroffesiynau eraill yr amgylchedd adeiledig ledled Cymru. Rydym yn trafod materion syn ymwneud â pholisi cynllunio gydag amryfal gyrff cyhoeddus Cymru, cynrychiolwyr y diwydiant ar cyfryngau.

Mae gennym raglen o seminarau a digwyddiadau fforddiadwy iw cynnig in haelodau ac eraill syn ymwneud âr maes cynllunio yng Nghymru, er mwyn diwallu eu hanghenion datblygu proffesiynol parhaus. Rydym hefyd yn cyhoeddi Cynllunio, sef cylchlythyr rheolaidd ar gyfer ein haelodau.

Mae gennym ryw 1,100 o gynllunwyr yn aelodau, âr rheiny yn gweithio i Lywodraeth Cymru, y Parciau Cenedlaethol a llywodraeth leol, cwmnïau ymgynghori preifat, datblygwyr, y sector addysg a sefydliadau eraill syn gweithio yn y maes cynllunio.

Rydym yn croesawu barn a safbwyntiau ein haelodau, ac rydym bob amser yn chwilio am wirfoddolwyr i helpu i gynnal ein rhaglenni. Mae croeso i chi gysylltu â ni drwyr e-bost neu ffoniwch Georgina Roberts ar 029 2049 8215.

RTPI Cymru has delegated powers to run RTPI affairs in Wales. This enables us to work directly with the Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales who have delegated powers for town and country planning and from March 2011, primary legislative powers for the separate planning system in Wales.

RTPI Cymru's aim is: To provide a range of services to all members living and working in Wales in accordance with the Institute's Charter, the latest Corporate Plan, the list of RTPI Cymru Core Activities in its Annual Action Plan and the RTPI Cymru adopted Business Plan.

Annual Review 2016

2016 has been a busy year for RTPI Cymru. Read our Annual Review of RTPI Cymru activities in 2016.

Objectives

RTPI Cymru's objectives are:

  • To ensure effective and efficient governance of the Institute's activities in Wales in accordance with the principles of sustainability, equal opportunities and active member involvement;
  • To raise awareness and promote public understanding of positive things that planning can achieve for Wales and its people and be the Institute's voice in Wales;
  • To promote and disseminate knowledge and good practice in planning
  • To promote research to support planning policy and practice development;
  • To work with the Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales and others to provide Wales with an effective and appropriate strategic framework for planning;
  • To support the Institute's contributions to global, European and UK-wide policy making and influence.

 The priorities for the next three years are:

  1. To increase the range and intensity of Welsh member involvement in the Institute's activities in Wales and the UK;
  2. To actively engage in any relevant aspects of the Welsh Governmen'ts legislative programme, and review of planning;
  3. To increase the public profile of the Institute in Wales;
  4. To build upon the RTPI Cymru governance structure that will support the above efforts;
  5. To develop a regular programme of activities in Wales, linking with areas outside Wales where appropriate.

We make sure our members and stakeholders know what we are doing.  We do this by:

  • publishing our quarterly newsletter Cynllunio
  • ensuring that our website provides up-to-date information on our work, events and publications
  • using social media such as Twitter
  • working with the media and issuing press releases 
  • for images from some of our events will be available on flickr

Policy and Research Forum

The Policy and Research Forum is a sub-Forum of the Management Board and their remit includes:

  • leading on the development of planning and related policy;
  • research and the practices of planning across Wales; and
  • setting up, development and management of professional interest networks.

The Forum is formed for a three year period and applications were invited in 2016 for a new Forum which will commence in 2017. The current Forum's membership comprises Corporate members from across Wales with a range of planning interests.