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Chief Planning Officers

Chief Planners Report 2 CoverNew for 2020 - RTPI to covene annual Heads of Planning (HOPE) Everywhere Summit 

Chief Planning Officers, Report 2 

This second report researches why it matters that there are planners at the top table. We conducted 15 in depth, semi structured interviews with a range of current and past local government senior management staff. These were selected from a representative spread of RTPI regions and nations. We have used case studies to highlight the positive impacts where planning has been placed at the heart of corporate decision making in local authorities.


Read the report


1) Executive Summary
2) Introduction 
3) Methodology
4) Status
5) Influence
6) Skills


Written by Robbie Calvert and Max Tolley
RTPI - Royal Town Planning Institute
Tel: 020 7929 9494


First report

Phase 1 of this research looked at the current corporate and strategic influence of planning in local authorities. Click here to find out more.