The RTPI's Stop Local Member Review Bodies Campaign receiving a big boost in March thanks to a front page story in The Daily Telegraph, with a follow up feature piece in the property section strongly backing our line appearing on the same day.
As well as backing up the RTPI's policy work with public releases we've been busy behind the scenes too briefing national broadcast programmes on technical issues, with the Tonight Show with Trevor MacDonald seeking us out to explain Permitted Development Rights and how the system can be improved and Radio 4's You and Yours wanting to know the nitty-gritty on PPS3 and its implications for \"Garden Grabbing\".
The breakdown of coverage is as follows:
The Daily Telegraph 08/03/08
Page one coverage of the RTPI's Stop Local Member Review Bodies Campaign with strong supprt for our stance from Telegraph columnist David Snell in a related article in the property section.
The Scotsman 08/03/08
The RTPI drafted a column explaining residential property classifications and outlining under which circumstances a home could be used for business purposes.
RTPI comment also appeared in a related article in the same paper.
The Times 01/04/08
The Times reported the RTPI's Chris Sheridan criticising falling wages for public sector town planners.
During March the RTPI also put out the following press releases which received varying degrees of coverage (click on the links to view);
Eco-towns must not become "soulless Stepford Wives suburbia"
Community input key to success of SNR
Quality not speed should be focus of new planning review
Billion pound renovation season starts at Easter
New tool launched to help planners respond to global urban boom
RTPI Budget response
Developers should face land banking tax say town planners
The RTPI again featured prominently, speaking across a range of issues within the planning and environment trade press.