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RTPI blog round-up: Strategic Planning: The only way in South Essex? 

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A round-up of RTPI blogs: 8 August-4 September, 2020

Strategic Planning: The only way in South Essex?

Among the best things about being Royal Town Planning Institute president are the visits undertaken during the year. This year these visits are being done digitally, which provides a unique opportunity to share them across the profession and beyond - showcasing the best of planning...

By Sue Manns FRTPI, president of the RTPI.

RTPI presidential team report August 2020

In most years, August would normally be a quiet month, but then 2020 could never be described as a ‘typical’ year. This is particularly true for the RTPI presidential team as you will see from this report.

By the RTPI presidential team.

Sharing the spoils of land development

As the controversy over the application of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets demonstrates, efforts to generate a public benefit from state action can prove difficult...

By Geoffrey Payne, a housing and urban development consultant.

Planning reforms: A great trailer, fingers crossed the film is as good

There have been wide and varied responses to the government’s proposed planning overhaul announced earlier this month. In the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) much-anticipated Planning for the Future consultation, the proposals are pitched as “landmark reforms to speed up and modernise the planning system and get the country building”...

By Shaun Andrews, executive director at Nexus Planning.

Lower density housing won’t solve issues raised by Covid-19

Covid-19 has drawn stark attention to the spaces we live in. Rarely have people with access to high quality private and public spaces valued them more. Nor has it been more of a problem for those without access. Recent polling suggests that both renters and buyers are more interested in bigger gardens and homes than they were before...

By Tom Kenny, policy officer at the RTPI.