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Measuring Planning Outcomes

This research will consider how local authorities can measure the outcomes of planning in order to track and improve the impact of planning.

The research will explore how local authorities and national Governments can go beyond simple metrics like speed of processing applications and number of housing units delivered. This means assessing planning on the explicit aspirations of planners and politicians, in terms of placemaking and social, economic and environmental value.

It will go beyond principles to actually propose and test methods for measuring outcomes. It will also demonstrate how this information can be used to assess local and national performance.

The research will build on RTPI's previous work around the Value of Planning as well as the Scottish Government's 2018 report Monitoring the Outcomes of Planning.

For more information please email Tom Kenny at