This is a list of all the open consultations that the RTPI is currently responding too.
If you wish to contribute to the formulation of RTPI responses to these consultations please e-mail the relevant contact. Please note that an RTPI closing date is given to allow the RTPI sufficient time to co-ordinate a consultation response.
Please notify the RTPI's policy team of any additional open or forthcoming consultations that you feel would be of interest to the RTPI and its members. View completed RTPI consultation responses.
Follow-up inquiry into Community Budgets
The Communities and Local Government Select Committee has launched a new inquiry into Community Budgets. The Committee carried out a preliminary inquiry into Community Budgets in 2012,'Taking Forward Community Budgets'/ This new inquiry follows on from the 2012 inquiry to see how Community Budgets are developing.
Call for evidence: Digital Government
The Policy Exchange would like to hear your views on the future of digital government and opportunities to make better use of technology in the public sector
Review of the Dee Region Cross-Border Economy
Following on from the City Region's work, Welsh Government have launched a consultation following further work regarding the Dee Region.
- To become a real strategic force in the region, the Mersey Dee Alliance (MDA) will need to be given relevant powers and funding. It will also need to change its structure, to incorporate strong private and education (HE/FE) sector membership.
- The MDA should have the authority to develop a cross-border labour market plan, and to develop and deliver a regional skills agenda.
- The MDA should take the lead in promoting the region for investment purposes, making a virtue of its cross-border nature and rejecting the existing tendency to focus marketing on one side of the border or the other.
- There should be an Memorandum of Understanding between the Welsh Government and UK Government covering cross-border transport planning (binding on independent bodies such as Network Rail), with the MDA, or Taith and the Cheshire Local Transport Partnership, having a statutory role to be heard on proposals of regional significance.
- RTPI Closing Date: 3rd May 2013
- Email: RTPI Cymru
Planning for Waste - Revision to Chapter 12 of Planning Policy Wales and Technical Advice Note 21
The main changes being proposed are:
- Acknowledging that waste policy targets and drivers have evolved and consequently the Regional Waste Plans, which are based upon land take, are now outdated and should be revoked.
- Introducing a requirement for data collection, monitoring, and annual reports. These can be used as evidence to support development plans and planning decisions.
- Introducing a requirement to keep a minimum amount of landfill capacity in each region (North, South West & South East) relative to a trigger point (the level for this trigger point is part of this consultation). Hitting the trigger will result in a site search and selection process to identify suitable locations for landfill.
- Updating policy direction to enable waste facilities to move up the waste hierarchy through the introduction of a Waste Planning Assessment (WPA).
- RTPI Closing Date: 24th May 2013.
- Email: RTPI Cymru
Lower Carbon Buildings - a review of Energy Standards and guidance within Scottish Building Regulations. Scottish Government consultation
Building regulations set energy standards applicable to new buildings and to most building work which takes place in existing buildings. Proposals to amend section 6 of the Technical Handbooks are intended to reduce energy demand and carbon dioxide emissions from buildings.
We are not currently responding to any consultations in Northern Ireland, but for more information about policy work in the region please see the RTPI Northern Ireland webpage.