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Planners – rising to the challenge? Trudi Elliott CBE, Chief Executive

Planners – rising to the challenge? Trudi Elliott CBE, Chief Executive

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  1. Planners – rising to the challenge? Trudi Elliott CBE, Chief Executive Royal Town Planning Institute

  2. RTPI help for members working in development: beyond these shores • Planning is a world class export • We can give members information, advice and contacts on planning overseas: a good place to start is www.rtpi.org.uk/working-abroad • We have just started work on a guide to finding your way in overseas consultancy working with UKTI • It will be a serious publication, but it may include a pithy warning from a member with many years of experience

  3. Rio 2016 Olympics

  4. UK Context • The population of the UK is projected to increase by 4.9 million over the next 10 years from 62.3 to 67.2 million at mid-2020, and increase by 10.9 million over the next 25 years. • ONS predicts that 26% of the population will be over 65 in 2026. • Will need 2 million new homes by 2016 – a further 1 million by 2020 • OBS predicts even tighter squeeze on public services by 2016/17 • 4 different planning regimes operate in the UK • Economic context – dramatic cuts in public expenditure and low growth • Mirrored globally with population growth and economic and resource constraints • Construction output in May 2012 6.3% down on May 2011

  5. Planning & development delivers - 2012 Olympics

  6. Planning Reform in England • Reform / Delivery : a trade off? • Many deciders but one shared aim? • It’s infrastructure, stupid • Neighbourhood planning – a bold experiment

  7. Planning Reform in Scotland • Sustainable Economic Growth • Plan-led System • Development Delivery • Performance and Resources • Importance of Place

  8. Planning Review in Wales • New primary legislative powers • Sustainable Development • Strategic Planning • Local Development Plans

  9. Planning Reform in Northern Ireland • Local Government Review • Single Policy • Supporting the economy

  10. Planners of the future …. supporting graduates to achieve • There are around 2000 graduates from planning schools each year • About half of these become Licentiates • Equal number of men and women • Supported by mentors • Work towards becoming a Chartered Town Planner

  11. RTPI recognises excellence in its new members

  12. Planners as volunteers: Planning Aid Planning Advice Line: • A single national telephone helpline providing 15 minutes of free advice to all callers • Call: 0330 123 9244 • Or email: info@planningaid.rtpi.org.uk • Eligible cases will receive further free, independent and impartial help from a volunteer caseworker • Other help and guidance is on the PAE website: www.rtpi.org.uk/planningaid