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Planning Enforcement (NAPE)

National Association of Planning Enforcement

Planning enforcement is an important and distinct function within the planning process.

Planning enforcement officers work at the sharp end of planning and development management.

They ensure that the consequences of decisions made as a result of planning applications being refused, or where applications havent been made in the first place, are carried through on the ground.

Enforcement staff require unique skills to ensure the effective and successful resolution of the many issues encompassed by planning enforcement.

The primary purpose of the network is to promote and enhance the role of planning enforcement within the planning profession.

NAPE promotes and supports local and regional activity and encourages the sharing of good practice.  It was launched in June 2006 and has been involved in a significant number of consultations, projects and events.

Development Management & Enforcement

Aims and objectives

NAPE's priorities are to:
  • campaign to include enforcement considerations in planning policy and practice
  • promote the professional recognition of enforcement
  • provide a mechanism for enforcement officers to shape policy and influence practice through a central and strong voice
  • encourage networking through local groups in all regions to lessen feelings of isolation
  • disseminate good practice and share knowledge and expertise
  • identify existing training provision and lobby for better and appropriate resources
  • provide a channel for members to have their say.

NAPE will deliver through:

NAPE News

A monthly news bulletin, details of events and training courses, Network and Management Committee news, publications, resources, requests for advice or assistance from other members, and RTPI information of specific interest and relevance. 

"I find NAPE news the most useful 'newsletter' of any I receive." -NAPE member

Resources

We provide a wealth of resources on the website, including links to regional groups and an enforcement handbook.

Consultations

Collating views from members to respond to consultations from government and other bodies

Regional Representation

NAPE establishes close links with RTPI regions and maintaining regular contact with NAPE members. We have a Management Committee with Regional Representatives in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the North, the Midlands, South East, South West, London and East. 

Media

The network uses the media to best effect to promote and discuss enforcement issues. Check out #RTPIenforcement on twitter and join the conversation on social media!  

Web forum
Use the  web-based discussion forum to share good practice.

Events 

NAPE members can attend events such as the NAPE Annual Conference. The network is able to hold discussions with training providers.

Other RTPI benefits

Twitter #RTPIenforcement

Forthcoming events
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Twitter

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