In addition to reinforcing the role of planners in delivering the growth that is needed, the RTPI's Chief Executive Trudi Elliott CBE (pictured right) addressed three key points in the Institute's submission (pdf, 56kb) to the 2012 Budget:
- That by using the National Infrastructure Plan as a starting point, the Government could significantly unlock growth by making the interrelationships between its policies and projects clearer.
- Communities need a level of professional support if Neighbourhood Planning is to be the success the Government wants it to be.
- Local Authority Planning functions need to be properly resourced if they are to be expected to deliver the speedy decision making the Government wants.
The Chief Executive's letter to the Chancellor supplements the other work that the Institute is doing to influence Government policy on behalf of members, including extensive work on the Localism Act, NPPF, and responding to Government consultations.