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Trudi Elliott to join Lord Taylor's review of planning guidance

16 October 2012

Trudi Elliott, the Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute, will join Lord Matthew Taylor's review of planning guidance that will look to streamline some 6,000 pages of practice guidance. She will join the panel in a personal capacity and will not represent the RTPI.

Professor Gavin Parker and Richard Blyth will lead the Institute's response on the review.

Following the publication of the National Planning Policy Review, the RTPI has previously pressed for a review of extant planning guidance.

Simon Marsh from the Royal Society for Protection of Birds, Andrew Whitaker from the Home Builders Federation, and Councillor Mike Jones, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council will also sit on the panel. They are also sitting independently and not representing their organisations.

Lord Taylor said:

"I am very pleased to accept the role of Chair of the review of planning practice guidance. I am determined the review will make a significant contribution to the wider work on planning reform, and the aim to make planning simpler, more transparent and accessible for everyone involved in delivering sustainable development."