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RTPI writes to the Telegraph

12 March 2013

Trudi Elliott, Chief Executive of the RTPI, wrote to the Telegraph following their investigative articles on planning.

Sir-

If you want planning advice, whether from a public servant or from the private sector, you should seek out a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI). Chartered Town Planners are bound by an ethical code, quality controlled for professional competence, and have stringent requirements to keep their knowledge up to date. If any member is found to have breached the code, disciplinary measures can be taken.

Planning is about balancing competing interests and the exercise of professional judgement, not about who you know.

Yours faithfully, 

Trudi Elliott
Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute 

  • The letter can be seen here.