Diary of a Sutton Councillor

RTPI talking planning sense as usual

RTPI

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has published its 10 Proposals for Planning in the next Parliament. As ever its proposals are pragmatic and make sense. A key message is the commitment to deliver the additional housing that England needs, and building places that work for the communities they encompass. As the lack of housebuilding has often been blamed on the planning system by politicians, this is a challenge back to show how planning can be the force that delivers the much needed housing along with the infrastructure that is required to support it. This is the kind of joined up thinking that is often missing from government policy.

As a politician with an interest in Planning I receive stakeholder updates from this organisation and have attended a number of their conferences and working groups. I am always impressed by the balanced and evidenced information provided at these events.

Our representatives in the next parliament would do well to work with the RTPI to understand how we can shape our built environment to fit need in an expedient and co-ordinated manner.

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March 11, 2015 - Posted by | Information

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