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Other planning and related organisations in Wales

There are a number of organisations in Wales with a direct role in planning. Some of them are listed below, with links to their own websites.

Welsh Government

Welsh Government home / Llywodraeth Cymru hafan

Welsh Government Planning Division / Cynllunio

Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments / Cadw

Other Organisations 

Centre for Regeneration Excellence Wales - Adfyio Cymru (CREW) - Crew was established in early 2010 following recommendations by a Task and Finish Group. Four key tasks were identified for the organisation: training, education and skills; rigorous research; information and dissemination; and exchange of experience and excellence

Civic Trust Cymru - Civic Trust Cymru promotes civic pride as a means to improving the quality of life for all in the places where we live and work, and encourages community action, good design, sustainable development and respect for the built environment amongst people of all ages.

Design Commission for Wales / Comisiwn Dylunio Cymru - The Commission is Wales' champion for good design in the built environment: in buildings, places and public realm. They connect the design disciplines of architecture, urban and landscape design with decision makers who shape the countryside, cities, towns and villages of Wales.

Natural Resources Wales / Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales brings together the work of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, as well as some functions of Welsh Government. Their purpose is to ensure that the natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, enhanced and used, now and in the future.

National Assembly for Wales / Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru - The National Assembly for Wales is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people, makes laws for Wales, and holds the Welsh Government to account.

Planning Aid Wales / Cymorth Cynllunio Cymru - Planning Aid Wales is an independent, charitable organisation helping individuals and communities across Wales to participate more effectively in the planning system.


The RTPI is a member of the following international planning organisations:

ECTP_CEU -(i.e. the European Council of Spatial Planners-Conseil Europeen des Urbanistes) is a pan-European planning organisation comprising 24 planning institutes across Europe of which the the RTPI is a founder member.  In 2013 the ECTP-CEU published the Charter of European Planning  - see here for the Welsh and English translations

The Commonwealth Association of Planners - is a global planning organisation comprising 26 member organisations from the Commonwealth.  The RTPI is a member and further information can be found here.

The International Federation for Housing and Planning - a worldwide network of housing organisations



@RTPICymru : Thank you to everyone who came to the 2017 RTPI Cymru Annual Dinner last night. We raised £835 for @BBCCiN 18/11/2017 - 09:08

@RTPICymru : Congratulations to @CarmsCouncil for Caeau Mynydd Mawr SPG and Marsh Fritillary Project - Highly Commended at Wales Planning Award 17/11/2017 - 10:01

@RTPICymru : Congratulations to @AHRglobal @RhylHigh Winners of Wales Planning Award 2017 for Rhyl High School 17/11/2017 - 10:01