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The Regional Activities Committee provides a wide range of services to members throughout the West Midlands.

Activities we organise and are involved with include:

  • CPD training events
  • Regional Awards for Planning Excellence
  • Research
  • Social events such as spa days and 5-a-side
  • Networking events and dinners
  • Activities for young professionals
  • Careers advice and competitions

The Regional Activities Committee supports and advises the Regional Management Board. Members of the Regional Activities Committee:

RTPI West Midlands RAC 2024

Victoria Lane MRTPI

RTPI West Midlands Chair

Maria Dunn BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI - Vice Chair

Birmingham City Council

Kelly Harris - BA MA MRTPI

Lead Planning Manager - South Staffordshire Council

Clare Eggington BA(Hons) Dip EIA, MA, MRTPI

RTPI West Midlands Immediate Past Chair & Coventry City Council

Ashley Baldwin MRTPI

RTPI West Midlands Immediate Past Chair , Hertfordshire County Council

Mark Walton BSc (Hons) Dip TP MRTPI

RTPI West Midlands Hon. Treasurer, Tetra Tech

Claudia Carter, MA(Hons) MSc MEd FHEA MRTPI

Professor of Environmental Governance and Planning, Birmingham City University

Sarah Davies, BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI


Stephanie Eastwood BSc MSc MRTPI

RTPI West Midlands Immediate Past Chair, Avison Young

Charles Goode

Teaching Fellow in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Birmingham

Luke Hillson MRTPI

Design Director, Barton Willmore now Stantec

Stephen Hill MRTPI

Hyas Associates

James Hoskinson

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Craig Jordan

Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Council

Dan Roberts

Homes England

Ben Simm

Spatial Planning Manager, National Highways

Philippa Smith MRTPI - Honorary Secretary

Allan Bennett

Asima Adnan

John Ayling

Members of the West Midlands RAC can be contacted via the Regional Co-ordinator:

Please contact the Regional Coordinator (details above) if you are interested in joining the RAC or would like to find out more.