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Young Planners in the North West

The NWYPs: Who are we and what do we do?

The Young Planners are RTPI members in education or in the first ten years of their planning careers.  Membership of the Young Planners is open to all student, licentiate and chartered members of the RTPI.

The North West Young Planners cover one of the largest regions in the UK and organise a busy calendar of events.  Events are focused in Manchester and Liverpool, but we also have several events a year across the rest of the region.  Events include CPD talks and tours, and networking and social events.

If you would like to receive newsletters and  updates about NWYP events complete this form to sign up to our mailing list.

Through a range of inter-professional initiatives we also work to promote planning as a profession both within schools and universities and across the built environment network. 

You can follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for more details of upcoming events, opportunities and snippets of planning trivia!


We are recruiting for our committee.  We hope those who attended thoroughly enjoyed the Young Planners Conference 2017 and it showcases the types of opportunities you can get involved with.  In addition to the conference, during the past few years we have put on a series of events that have been well attended such as Chester Zoo's new re-development, New Bailey, joint events with MYSGc at Rev's da Cuba and CPD events including talks and APC sessions.

We want to capitalise on the efforts that have been madce to grow the Young Planners and in order to do so we need new members for the committee.

If you would be interested in joining please email by Friday  24 November 2017 with answers to the below 3 questions:

1.   Please provide details of an event you would like to see inclcuded for the RTPI NWYP - the details would need to include:

-  Location / venue

-  Topic

-  Areas where costs could be incurred

-  Who could be potential sponsors / partners for delivery

-  When the event would be best suited to take place

2.   Please provide details of a scheme across the North West which you think has an interesting planning story and / or has wider reaching consequences that are of importance to the region.

3.   Please state why you would like to be on the NWYP committee and what you think you can bring (use examples from previous experiences if applicable).


2017 Events 

Below are details of our upcoming events over the next few months.  Many more will be confirmed through the year.  At the moment we are putting together walking tours, talks, CPD sessions, and social and networking events.  Details of all of these will always be published through the mailing list.  If you have any suggestions for events you think would be of interest, please get in touch.

NOVEMBER:  Young Planners Conference

This year's annual RTPI Young Planners Conference will be held in Manchester on 2/3 November.  The conference is an excellent networking opportunity and will also include workshops, which will provide young planners with opportunities to develop or enhance practical skills, explore key topics in greater details or obtain essential advice on the APC process.  Study tours around the local area will allow delegates to experience examples of best practice from the North West.  More details here.


Meet the Committee

Our committee of 18 dedicated volunteers are responsible for organising all of our events and is made up of public and private sector planners, licentiate and chartered members and planning students.  Click here to find out more about the committee members.


Past NWYP Newsletters

We previously published a regular newsletter, which has now been replaced by our regular email bulletin and updates on our Facebook page.  If you're interested in NWYP activities in years past, the previous newsletters are available below.

NWYP Summer Newsletter 2013

NWYP Spring Newsletter 2013

NWYP Winter Newsletter 2012

NWYP Summer Newsletter 2012

NWYP Spring Newsletter 2012


Associated Groups

Street North West

interested in Urban Design?  join the Urban Design Group/Street North West!  Check out the Facebook page for all things urban design - from development news in the region to light hearted articles and newsbytes.  For more info or to join the UDG mailing list please contact

Student Urban Development Network

The Student Urban Development Network (SUDN) is the group for students at the University of Manchester's School of Environment, Education and Development, including planners and urban designers.  SUDN organise events and visits through the academic year.  Please visit their Facebook page to find out more.


Memorandum of Association

The NWYPs have recently adopted a Memorandum of Association. This details how the committee and NWYPs operates, requirements of being a member and associated processes. Everything you need to know about the NWYPs is in this document