The RTPI have commissioned Arup to investigate resourcing in the South East and North West of England. A survey has been sent to Local Planning Authorities to inform our latest research on planning service resourcing, staffing pressures, delivery structures and practice; whilst taking account of future investment and funding opportunities set out in the Housing White Paper. This research brief provides further details.
The research comes at an important time in the context of the local authorities being able to increase planning fees by 20% as of 17 January 2018, and ever increasing pressures on housing delivery. The evidence from this survey will be fundamental to this research and provide the information needed to influence changes in planning resource and practice both at the local authority and national level.
The deadline for the survey has been extended to 23 March 2018.
To participate in the survey, please contact Harry Burchillor Sarah Lewis at Arup: 0161 602 9235.