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.
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.
Strengthening economic benefits of planning call for evidence
Planning is often cited as a barrier to growth, but evidence supporting this claim is scarce. It is worth taking a step back to examine what is working and what is not. The RTPI is seeking input in a 10-week call for evidence ending 24 January 2014 to assist in developing an upcoming policy paper exploring how planning can more effectively promote growth.
The RTPI Regeneration Network is for anyone who is involved in or interested in regeneration, in any setting (rural, urban or coastal). It's free to join and welcomes new members. Membership includes opportunities to become involved in future events and receiving a regular email bulletin.
For more information pleast contact Jim Hubbard