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RTPI South West

We provide a range of services for members in the South West. As well as offering affordable seminars and events for professional development, we arrange social events, keep you up to date through newsletters and provide local information and networking opportunities.

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Read the latest 2018 briefing on the South West, its current planning issues, major projects, and professional planning activity. Written by Geoff Walker, RTPI SW Regional Activity Committee Member and former Regional Policy Officer.

Find out what RTPI South West does for you and read the Annual Review for 2017 - a summary of activities organised to support, promote and profile Planning.

Dates to note
4 April - The Great Debate, Bristol With RIBA, RTPI, ICE, CIBSE, RICS, IStructE.  Register your interest
29 April - RTPI South West Awards for Planning Excellence 2019 open for entries
14 June - Annual Dinner, Bristol
28 June - Deadline for entries into the Awards
July - Nominations open for RMB and RAC Regional Committee


2019 CPD Event Programme Launched!
15% off fees until 1 February 2019

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Download the full 2019 programme
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Previous events

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We welcome your views and opinions, and are always looking for new volunteers. Contact Charlotte Daborn to find out more at



@RTPISouthWest : RT @RTPIPlanners: We're urging Housing and Planning Minister @kitmalthouse to drop proposals that would add homes to high streets without d… 11/03/2019 - 05:43

@RTPISouthWest : RT @rtpiknowledge: Delivering large scale housing in your area? Our new practice advice note explores some of the main things you should co… 11/03/2019 - 05:42

@RTPISouthWest : RT @rtpiknowledge: 'Delivering Large Scale Housing' is our new practice advice note, giving planners advice and best practice on the challe… 07/03/2019 - 02:48

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