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Planning in the next Parliament

Planning In The Next Parliament - CoverThe RTPI has published ten proposals for planning in the next Parliament. These were developed through our policy and research work, consultation responses, and meetings with politicians from across the parties - including our six events at the annual party conferences. As planning is a devolved function of UK Nations, our proposals almost entirely relate to England. The RTPI will produce similar documents for future elections. 

Our ten proposals recommend that the next government:

  1. Stabilise the planning system to deliver housing, jobs and community wellbeing in a sustainable way
  2. Invest in local planning for a growing and sustainable economy
  3. Plan to solve the housing crisis within a generation
  4. Reward local authorities that plan together
  5. Coordinate policy by focusing on places
  6. Provide 'one-stop-shops' for individuals and small businesses
  7. Use land held by the public sector for new housing development
  8. Let the public know who owns land
  9. Fund more transport infrastructure by measuring its real benefits
  10. Improve government policy by evaluating its impact

Download 'Planning in the next Parliament' (pdf)


Listen to the podcast of Janet Askew, RTPI President 2015 discussing Planning in the next Parliament.

Watch 'In under 60 seconds' with Tino Hernandez, RTPI's Head of Communications and Public Affairs discussin Planning in the next Parliament. 


The content of these proposals is underpinned by a range of RTPI policy and research documents. For further information, please visit the knowledge section of our website.