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SEA/SA CoverStrategic Environmental Assessment/Sustainability Appraisal (SEA/SA) (January 2018) this practice advice aims to help town planners improve the effectiveness and efficiency of SEA/SA for land use plans. It focuses on the particularly influential or problematic stages of SEA/SA, and emphasises how, when done well, it is a positive tool improving both local and neighbourhood plans, and protecting and enhancing the environment.


LocalAuthorityDirectProvisionHousingCoverLocal authority direct provision of housing (December 2017) this joint NPF/ RTPI commissioned research identifies the practical ways in which local authorities in England are engaging in the direct provision of housing in their areas.





FireSafetyCoverResponsibility for fire safety during the development application process in England (October 2017) this short briefing explains the various roles relating to fire safety during the planning application process.


ImprovingFireSafetyCoverImproving fire safety in development management in England (October 2017) Grenfell has made it clear to everyone involved in the built environment that improving fire safety must be a priority. This paper discusses best practice in development  management for minimising fire risk, and considers where changes to policy and/or practice might be desirable.



Deliverability&AffordabilityHousingSWThe deliverability and affordability of housing in the South West of England (October 2017) commissioned by RTPI SW this research expands understanding about how planning can deliver affordable housing, through an examination and comparison of six recent large-scale housing developments. A full report and summary briefing are available.



smart cities coverSmart city regions (September 2017) this position paper sets out how data, technology and governance can combine to drive a new wave of strategic planning. It is the first output from our Better Planning: Smart City-Regions project.