Planning is part of the solution in helping to drive and enable much needed development, economic growth and job creation, and to give businesses the certainty they need to make investment decisions.
The RTPI needs your help!
As part of the RTPI's forthcoming Centenary, we are preparing a series of topic papers, including 'Planning for Economic Growth'. This particular paper will consist of case studies, best practice, informed dialogue and forward thinking for the profession. We are therefore looking for member support, in providing case studies for inclusion at this stage.
If you have an example of where a planning professional has made a difference to economic growth, through conventional or unconventional means, we would like to hear from you. The RTPI sees planning as central in unlocking growth and facilitating development; this is a unique opportunity to showcase our successes across all our regions and, of course, internationally.
Please respond to Jim Hubbard with your contributions, no matter how small. We also ask members to confirm whether or not they would be happy for the RTPI to make contact to discuss contributions, if necessary.
Policy changes and consultations
Since 2010 the Government has announced 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships and 24 Enterprise Zones in total across England. A map of Local Enterprise Zones and Partnerships can be found on the CLG website.
Read the House of Commons briefing paper on Local Enterprise Partnerships here.
The RTPI has a range of Networks committed to representing and supporting those who work in planning. Find out more about the RTPI Networks.
RTPI projects and research
- The RTPI has issued a policy paper Local Plan Delivery in England which provides more information about what the Institute is seeking to achieve regarding encouraging local plan making and engagenet with LEPs.
Good planning enables and supports economic growth by providing the necessary infrastructure, by allocating land and by working along side various economic development initiatives to enable businesses to expand and invest, as well as supporting communities and protecting the environment. Planners are critical to business development and economic growth.The RTPI will continue to seek to work with ministers to help produce solutions to problems and to secure a workable planning system in the public interest.
Development Management - how to make development work! 2013:17 April 2013 at 9:30AM - 4:00PM, Venue/Address: Ward Hadaway Law Firm, Sandgate House, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 3DX, UK.Price: From £90.00 + VAT. Organiser: RTPI Networks - If you are at the sharp end of planning this is a must attend event for you and your colleagues. The Development Management process has a vital role in delivering sustainable development and the achievement of spatial planning objectives. Recent and mooted legislative changes pose complex challenges with the public,the development industry and the government having increasing expectation levels. We will review a number of aspects of the development management process, starting with the pre-application stage through to the monitoring and enforcement of conditions in the current challenging economic climate ,contributions from both the public and private sector, which will increase your knowledge and perceptions of how to make it all work.
Understanding Development Economics 27 June 2013 at 9:00AM - 4:30PM. Venue/Address: Paddington (etc venues), 57 North Wharf Road, London Price: £349 for RTPI members (From £199 with a season ticket) £199 for licentiate members and independent consultants;£140 for students, unemployed and retired; £449 for non-members Organiser: RTPI Conferences - New developments raise questions about deliverability that seem increasingly important. Why does development economics matter? What is residual value? How can local authorities take viability into account? What does 'you can take it out of land value' mean? What is the perspective of the development industry? Where does the Community Infrastructure and 'Localism' fit in? How do I work within an uncertain market? At the end of the Briefing & Workshop you will be better able to answer these questions and have gained an understanding of the economic principles which drive the development industry and impact on the planning process.