Previous rounds of planning reform have limited the ability of the profession to plan holistically and encompass wider strategic economic, social and environmental matters.
For example, from a combination of a lack of national prioritisation and under resourcing, local authorities struggle to set high standards for design, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and engage in proactive plan-making with infrastructure and service providers. This leads to uncertainty in responding to the climate emergency and other national challenges.
As a consequence, most areas of the country fail to develop the essential integrated strategic spatial plans for their regions in order that national and international emergencies can be confronted.
This event forms part of the RTPI Online Events 2020 series and is brought to you by RTPI Yorkshire.
Join us at 2pm for a presentation with RTPI CEO Victoria Hills, a discussion and Q&A.