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PlanningRisk&DevelopmentPlanning Risk and Development: How greater planning certainty would affect residential development

This is qualitative research into the widely held assumption that sluggish housing supply is mainly due to regulatory barriers. It found increasing certainty in the earliest planning stages would have the greatest benefits. Conducted by the Bartlett School of Planning and London School of Economics.


Improving Health and Care through the Home

The RTPI has reaffirmed its commitment to health - along with 25 other government, health and built environment organisations – to joint action to promote better health and well being outcomes. The National Memorandum of Understanding is also signed by the NHS England, Local Government Association and Ministry of Housing.


Better planning for housing affordability

Better _Planning _Logo _editThis position paper sets out why better planning is the solution to the housing crisis in relation to the England Housing White Paper.


RTPI-CIH Planning for Housing Network

Join our free Network to get regular updates on the latest housing and planning developments, for the opportunity to attend training and networking events, and to help develop policy, knowledge and good practice for the RTPI and the Chartered Institute of Housing.


Local authority direct provision of housing

This research project identifies the practical ways in which local authorities in England are engaging in the direct provision of housing in their areas


New homes coverWhere should we build new homes?

Our policy statement on identifying new housing development opportunities.






RTPI's 16 ways in 16 days campaign to address the housing crisis. Practical recommendations for Government.


Delivering Large Scale Housing Paper CoverDelivering large scale housing

How new homes can be built in the places where they are most needed by unlocking existing large scale housing schemes and potential sites across England and Scotland.


Location of Development

Analyses the location and scale of recent planning permissions for housing in twelve English city-regions. Examines the understanding of the changing relationships between housing, jobs and infrastructure.


The deliverablity and affordability of large scale housing in the South-West of England

This research expands understanding about how planning can deliver affordable housing, through an examination and comparison of six recent large-scale housing developments.

Dementia coverDementia and Town Planning

Explains the important role that town planners have a role in creating homes and local environments that meet the needs of people living with dementia, and create places that work well for everyone. Endorsed by Alzheimer's Society.




Planning for housing

Includes a tool to find out how the household projections for English LA's have changed between the 2008 and 2011 projections. Explores key factors and how they can be used.


Future -proofing Society Front CoverFuture-proofing society

The role of planning in responding to the challenges of demographic and climate change.






The process for developing robust housing evidence for local development plans in Wales

Considers the process for developing robust housing projections for Local Development Plans in Wales. Full report and a research briefing.


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