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Branchout is your local newsletter keeping you up-to-date with RTPI South West news and planning issues and is published four times a year.

Your editor is Julie O’Rourke, South West Junior Vice Chair. Please get in touch with any suggested articles.

Branchout Summer 2020 - includes articles on:

  • South West Young Planners
  • John Clotworthy Obituary
  • Thank you to frontline services
  • Priorities for Planning Reform in England
  • Planning Aid England
  • Engaging Marginalised Communities
  • Enforcement legal update
  • Biodiversity Net Gain
  • Jersey Shoreline Management Plan
  • A tale of two islands
  • Managing archaeological loss
  • RMB RAC Update
  • Getting to know you Alexis Edwards
  • RTPI Elections 2020
  • RTPI SW Awards 2020
  • RTPI SW Dinner Charity Raffle
  • Homeworking in the lockdown
  • Breathe resilience, yield results
  • CPD in the era of covid19
  • RTPI Online CPD events

Article: Strategic planning in the West of England takes a further turn

Written by
Geoff Walker, Member of the Regional Activities Committee, RTPI South West  
May 2020

Branchout Spring 2020 - includes features on:

  • An interview with Paul Barnard MBE
  • Young Planners
  • APC Q&A and Top Tips
  • Chartered Town Planner Apprenticeship
  • Five reasons for climate justice in spatial planning
  • RMB RAC Update
  • Getting to know you…Tristan Peat
  • Results of RTPI South West Awards for Planning Excellence 2019
  • Enter the Awards for 2020
  • Soap Box - Diversity in Planning
  • Forthcoming events
  • Annual Dinner

Branchout Autumn 2019 - includes features on:

  • President's Visit
  • Plymouth ECTP Biennial
  • Promoting Planning as a Career
  • Celebrating student & young planner success
  • Delivering the Right to Build
  • Self Build from Tetlow King
  • Greater Horseshoe Bats
  • Legal update - EIA from Burges Salmon
  • Reflection on Planning for a Low carbon world
  • Planning for Smart Energy Research
  • South West International Group

Branchout Summer 2019 - includes features on:

  • A tribute to Barry Hutton
  • Housing Delivery
  • Custom and Self Build Housing
  • Legal Update – Section 73 Applications
  • An Insight into the Environment Agency
  • Partnership Working for Trees in Bristol
  • Local Government in Dorset
  • The Councillors Companion
  • RTPI Awards 2019 Winner - Plymouth takes the Silver Jubilee Cup
  • The Great Debate & 13th European Biennial

Branchout Winter 2019 - includes features on:

  • RTPI Public Consultation
  • 2018 Award Winners
  • Entering the 2019 RTPI Awards
  • Raynsford Review
  • S106 Obligations and Health Survey
  • Local Plans Article
  • Spotlight on Torbay
  • Legal Update - Ashfords on Permitted Development Rights, Material Considerations and the Fall-Back Position
  • Soapbox