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Young Planners in Yorkshire

Ellen Sanderson Clark New

The Young Planners' representative for Yorkshire is Ellen Sanderson-Clark.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list please fill in the online form or contact


Take a look at the RTPI events calendar for RTPI Young Planner events.

Who's Who

Interested in joining the Young Planners' Group?

You don't have to be a member of the RTPI to join the Group. It is free to register and open to all. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please fill in the online form or contact

What are the benefits of joining the Young Planners' Group?

  • Network with and meet people with similar interests
  • Debate and discuss issues with other young built environment professionals
  • Build friendships and contacts early in your career
  • Provide opportunity for students of built environment degree courses to meet and engage with young professionals

Upcoming Young Planner events in 2018

  • Treasure Hunt, Thursday May 10th 2018
  • Toast, West Point, Leeds
  • 5.30pm
  • Full details and booking here

Recent Young Planner events:

  • What makes a good place? November 7th 2017, Leeds
  • Read the report of the event here

Young Planner of the Year


Congratulations to Luke Coffey, the RTPI's 2017 Young Planner of the Year.


Emma Lancaster

Emma Lancaster, our 2017 RTPI Yorkshire Chair, was the RTPI's 2016 Young Planner of the Year. 

On being told about her win, Emma said: "I am very passionate about what I do and I am grateful for the opportunities I have to shape the built environment and the future of the planning profession through my work. It therefore goes without saying, that I am incredibly proud to have been named the RTPI's Young Planner of the Year 2016. I look forward to the year ahead, and intend to use it to the promote the profession to the very best of my abilities."

Her manager, Tim Waring, Director at Quod, added: "We're all very proud at Quod of Emma's award. Her diligence, technical skills, and strategic approach to planning are evident in all she does, and her recognition by the RTPI is testament to the huge respect she commands amongst her clients, peers and colleagues."

Student Awards

RTPI Yorkshire Student Awards 2017

Congratulations to the winners of our 2017 Awards to outstanding students:

  • Leeds Beckett University: Charlotte Dew
  • Sheffield Hallam University: Hannah Turner

Previous Events

2016 Young Planners' Conference

Last year's Young Planners' Conference was held in Belfast. Read more

RTPI Yorkshire Young Planners delivered a hugely successful sell-out conference in Leeds (11-12 October 2013).

YP gala dinner

The conference organisers at the Young Planners' Gala Dinner. From l-r:

Nick Pleasant, Matthew Turnbull, Neil Woodhouse, Meryl Leung, Clare Plant, Jennifer Winyard, Rob Moore