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Policy and Research Forum

2017 - 2019 RTPI Cymru Policy & Research Forum

Sub-Forum of the RTPI Cymru Management Board, the Policy and Research Forum leads on RTPI Cymru policy, practice and research activities and comprises representatives from across Wales with experience in a variety of planning topics.

The Forum meets quarterly and undertakes much of its activities through e-mail exchange.

The Forum Membership for is:

  • Allan Archer - Independent Planning Advisor
  • Janet Beauchamp - Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Martin Buckle - Planning, Transport & Regeneration Consultant; Project/ProgrammeManagement Practitioner
  • Mike Cuddy - Penarth Town Council
  • Eleri Davies - Innogy Renewables UK Limited
  • Mark Farrar - The Urbanists
  • Jane Jones - Snowdonia National Park Authority
  • Lyn Owen - Retired RTPI Member
  • John Pearson – National Trust
  • Abigail Phillips – Prospero Planning
  • Matt Price - Cardiff Council
  • Ian Stevens - The Environment Partnership
  • Clare Taylor - Stantec
  • Tom Watson – Arup

RTPI Policy & Research Forum Background

The RTPI Cymru Policy and Research Forum was established in 2007, to reflect the devolution of town and country planning and the need for the RTPI to respond directly on Wales' policy and practice activities. The work of the Forum is supported by RTPI Cymru's Policy Officer and Director.

RTPI Cymru's Policy and Research Forum plays a key role in the work of RTPI Cymru, including:

  • proactively initiating debate and identifying and inputting into relevant research;
  • promoting the case for more resources for planning; linking into Institute policy and practice research and development generally;
  • developing, supplementing and complementing the Institute's know how;
  • leading the debate on culture change; and
  • developing and promoting policies and guidance to members on housing, transport, community engagement, urban design and economic development and regeneration.

The Policy and Research Forum's activities include:

  • leading on the development of planning and related policy, including responding to consultations;
  • promoting the use of research and the good practice of planning across Wales; and
  • setting up, development and management of professional interest networks.

The Forum is formed for a three year period.  A review is carried out at the end of each period.  Past Forum reviews are listed below:

  • A review of the second Forum which ran between 2011 and 2013, gives details of the extensive work which they undertook.
  • The 2014-2016 Review sets out the fantastic acheivements of the Forum.  Read the Forum review for 2014-2016.