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RTPI responds to European Union Referendum decision

24 June 2016

Phil Williams, President of the RTPI said:

“The planning system needs consistency to deliver the homes, jobs and the great places this country needs. Now that we have a decision, it is imperative that planners receive the resources needed to continue to work with all in the built environment sector to deliver development to enable growth and deal with the housing crisis.

Planning is a devolved matter across the nations of the United Kingdom, each with their own planning system. It is not clear, at this stage, what impact the decision will have on planning related European Union law and directives that have been transposed into national legislation.

Despite the referendum result to leave, the planning profession will continue to be international in its outlook.  Our membership reflects this with members in over 80 countries and many based in the UK who work on projects outside of the country. RTPI Chartered Membership is a brand recognised and respected internationally. There is a long tradition of sharing best practice between professionals in the UK and Europe and the Institute will continue to disseminate this."