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Our Practice Advice Series provides clear, practical and succinct advice for planners. Each note represents the RTPI view of good practice on a particular planning topic or skill. They can also cover the behaviour and attributes of being a chartered member of the RTPI.

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Biodiversity in Planning

Biodiversity in Planning

Obligations and opportunities to promote biodiversity through the UK planning systems.

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Probity and the professional planner


Supporting planners in exercising your independent professional judgement

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Delivering Large Scale Housing

Large Scale Housing

Outlines the practical challenges and considerations for planners bringing forward large scale housing developments.

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Planning for construction safety

Construction Safety

Reducing the impacts of construction traffic with the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) Standard.

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Renewable Energy

Renewable energy

Planning's role in delivering renewable energy in the new low carbon economy.

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Dementia and Town Planning


How planners can contribute to creating better environments for people living with dementia.

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Shale Gas Extraction

Shale gas extraction

Advice for Planning Aid volunteers, politicians, community groups and individuals affected by shale gas proposals.

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Expert Witnesses

Expert witnesses

Acting as an expert witness at a planning inquiry or hearing is an important  part of being a professional planner.

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Planning for the growth of tech and advanced manufacturing

Digital economy

Demonstrates what planners can do to ensure the right conditions are in place for the growth of the tech sector.

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Professional Ethics

Ethics and professional standards

Advice to guide RTPI members on their professional responsibilities and ethical working practices.

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Starting your own private practice

Starting a private practice

Advice for RTPI Members who are setting up as an independent consultant.

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Learn more about networks

RTPI Networks generate, demonstrate and disseminate knowledge and good practice.

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The Briefing Room

Find the latest news releases,  RTPI briefings, and blog posts.

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