Trudi Elliott, the Chief Executive of the Royal
Town Planning Institute, will join Lord Matthew Taylor's review of
planning guidance that will look to streamline some 6,000
pages of practice guidance. She will join the panel in a personal
capacity and will not represent the RTPI.
Professor Gavin Parker and Richard Blyth will lead the
Institute's response on the review.
Following the publication of the National Planning
Policy Review, the RTPI has previously pressed for a review of extant planning
Simon Marsh from the Royal Society for Protection
of Birds, Andrew Whitaker from the Home Builders Federation, and
Councillor Mike Jones, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council
will also sit on the panel. They are also sitting independently and
not representing their organisations.
Lord Taylor said:
"I am very pleased to accept the role of Chair of the review of
planning practice guidance. I am determined the review will make a
significant contribution to the wider work on planning reform, and
the aim to make planning simpler, more transparent and accessible
for everyone involved in delivering sustainable development."