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Branchout is your local newsletter keeping you up-to-date with RTPI news and planning issues in your Region and is published four times a year.

Your Editor is Angharad Williams RTPI SW Junior Vice Chair  please get in touch with any suggested articles.

Autumn 2019 - includes features on

  • President's Visit
  • Plymouth ECTP Biennial
  • Promoting Planning as a Career
  • Celebrating student & young planner success
  • Delivering the Right to Build
  • Self Build from Tetlow King
  • Greater Horseshoe Bats
  • Legal update - EIA from Burges Salmon
  • Reflection on Planning for a Low carbon world
  • Planning for Smart Energy Research
  • South West International Group

Summer 2019 - includes features on

  • A tribute to Barry Hutton
  • Housing Delivery
  • Custom and Self Build Housing
  • Legal Update – Section 73 Applications
  • An Insight into the Environment Agency
  • Partnership Working for Trees in Bristol
  • Local Government in Dorset
  • The Councillors Companion
  • RTPI Awards 2019 Winner - Plymouth takes the Silver Jubilee Cup
  • The Great Debate & 13th European Biennial

Winter 2019
includes features on:

  • RTPI Public Consultation
  • 2018 Award Winners
  • Entering the 2019 RTPI Awards
  • Raynsford Review
  • S106 Obligations and Health Survey
  • Local Plans Article
  • Spotlight on Torbay
  • Legal Update - Ashfords on Permitted Development Rights, Material Considerations and the Fall-Back Position
  • Soapbox

Autumn 2018 - includes features on:

  • The NPPF from Burges Salmon
  • Uni updates / graduations
  • Visiting American Planning Students
  • President's Visit
  • 2018 Awards Shortlist
  • How to determine what is curtilage
  • Joint Local Plans
  • Green Belts
  • Hugh Barton Book review


  • Bookings now open for 2019 CPD events - 15% off fees


Summer 2018 - includes features on:

- Joint Local Planning in the South West

- Pupil Forecasting

- Spotlight - Dartmoor National Park Authority

- Profiling Young Planners - Stephen Baimbridge

- RTPI SW Research - Invitation to Tender

- Nominations for the 2019 RMB RAC

- Surviving Public Enquiries

- 2018 Awards

and much more

Spring 2018 - includes features on:

- Ashfords Law Update - Neighbourhood Planning
- Young Planners Updates
- Profiling Young Planners - Sam Hoida
- RMB RAC Update plus AGM Notice
- Profiling RAC Member - Julie O'Rourke
- Planning Aid Update
- Forthcoming Events
- RTPI SW Annual Dinner 2018
- Event report - Planning for Climate Change
- Report on the Worcester
- RTPI SW & WM Networking event
- RTPI SW Research up-date 2017-2018
- RTPI South West Awards 2018
- Trump Developments in the South West

Winter 2017 - includes features on:

- South West Young Planners Round Up
- Profiling Young Planners
- Plymouth Graduation
- Planning Aid England Update
- Research Update
- RTPI Regional Management Activities
- Profiling RAC Committee members
- Book review: The essential guide to planning law
- World Town Planning Day Celebrations
- CIAM 6 - Cities Re-Imagined
- Forthcoming Events 2018

Autumn 2017 - Includes features on:

 - A review of Retail Planning
- Young Planners Round Up
-  Education Updates
- President's Visit to the South West Region
- Doing more for Dementia
- Planning and Health: An update from Public Health England
- RTPI South West Awards 2017 results
- Forthcoming Events
- A look at what events are planned for 2018

Summer 2017 - Includes features on South West Neighbourhood Planning Officers', Young Planners, RMB RAC Elections, Postcard from Ynys Mon, Research Update, Award Winners, Legal Challenges of White Paper, Increased risk at level crossings, Trump – Bath Casino and a Case Study.