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The England Policy Committee

  • advises the Chief Executive on responses to consultations from the UK Government and other bodies regarding planning in England
  • advises the Chief Executive on positions to be taken to any other UK Government activity such as Bills in Parliament, Statutory Instruments etc
  • develops RTPI policy positions regarding planning in England, if necessary in advance of legislations and policy pronouncements by the UK Government
  • suggests ideas for research and practice advice to the Policy Practice and Research Committee
  • oversees the RTPI’s contribution to planning support and advice to communities and individuals in England

Terms of reference

2023 Meeting dates:

Monday 27 February - 11.00- 3.00 - London office

Wednesday 21 June - 11.00 - 3.00 - virtual

Wednesday 25 October - 11.00 - 3.00 - virtual

Wednesday 6 December - 11.00 - 3.00 - London office


Committee Members for 2023:

Benjamin Vickers (Chair)

Janet Bessell (Vice Chair)

Andrew Taylor

Catriona Riddell

Catriona Swanson

Colin Haigh

Dinny Shaw

Harry Quartermain

John Coleman

Joseph Maphosa

Lachlan Anderson-Frank

Maria Dunn

Nicky Linihan

Peter Ellis

Tania Skelli


How to join?

Members will be asked to express an interest in serving on a RTPI Standing Committee for 2024 between Wednesday 11 October and Monday 13 November 2023