The RTPI is surveying its members in England on issues surrounding housing design.
Among the questions are ones that gauge the degree of influence on design quality members have in their daily work, the relative importance of design in getting community support for new developments, and planners’ views on design codes and style guides.
With the Government’s extension of permitted development rights on the high street, the Institute is also keen to know what design considerations planners think are most important to get these conversions right.
Victoria Hills, RTPI Chief Executive, said:
“The appearance and quality of new housing developments and planners’ ability in shaping them are relevant topics for our members and high on the Government agenda.
"The survey findings will inform our efforts to enhance the profile and influence of planning on this vital issue, such as engaging with the work of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.”
The survey is open to members who are not retired and not students. Deadline for response is 5 April.