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RTPI blog round-up: Planning and the days of future past - Planning Horizons and Hungarian planning

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of RTPI blogs: 4 June - 7 July, 2016

Planning and the days of future past - Planning Horizons and Hungarian planning

Imagine a country where growing population is not a problem, where planners don’t struggle to find 5 years suitable land supply for delivering new homes by tens of thousands a year. There are no fierce arguments about fracking, wind farms or high speed railway lines. There is no devolution of city-regions or emergence of neighbourhood planning so the governance system doesn’t have to be restructured. There is no pressure on establishing new levels of power sharing and promoting collaboration to map out future developments and provision of services.

Welcome to future Hungary in between 2050-2100 – according the most comprehensive research done for decades.

By Roland Láposi, graduate volunteer, Planning Aid Scotland

The Planning Review – the need to prioritise, mobilise and evangelise

At the outset RTPI Scotland said that the Planning Review was a great opportunity to maximise the potential of the system. Given this we are pleased that the panel’s report supports the Scottish planning system as an important tool for helping Scottish Government, local authorities, communities and developers achieve their ambitions and aspirations.

By Kate Houghton, policy and practice office, RTPI Scotland 

The Planning Review – what is the key message?

In September 2015 the Scottish Government appointed an independent panel to produce a ‘game changing’ review of the Scottish planning system. The report containing the panel’s findings and recommendations, Empowering Planning to Deliver Great Places, was published on May 31st 2016. The report takes a largely positive approach to the potential of planning. The recommendations focus on how planning can serve as a tool for creating great places, increasing our rate of home-building, and encouraging sustainable growth.

By Daniel Fawcett, RTPI Scotland project officer

Researching the planning and redevelopment of military sites

Over the last couple of years I have been researching the planning and redevelopment of military sites across the world. This followed on from my being awarded a fellowship with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. The aim of the fellowship Trust is to widen an individual`s experience to bring benefit to others in the UK through sharing the results. So I’d like to share with you some of my findings and experiences gained.

By Stephen Harness MRTPI, chartered member of the RTPI