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Dismantling planning system will lead to failure of ‘build, build, build’ agenda, warns RTPI CEO

Words: RTPI

RTPI chief executive Victoria Hills has written an open letter in response to government statements made this week in relation to the profession. The full text of her letter appears below.

“The planner-bashing rhetoric coming out of government this week has deeply concerned me – not only on behalf of the planning industry, but also on behalf of every single community in the UK.

“This not-so-subtle attempt to tarnish the reputation of planning in order to pave the way for the ‘overhaul of the planning system’ is dangerous, to say the least.

“Most notably