Property sector urges immediate political action on key challenges

The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has welcomed the new cohort of MSPs to Holyrood following the Scottish Parliamentary Elections 2021 last week and has called for immediate action on key challenges for the sector.

Published 10 May 2021

CALA land buyer commeded by RTPI

A member of the land team at CALA Homes (North) has been recognised with a commendation for her application for chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute via the Assessment of Professional Competence.

Published 6 May 2021

Aurora Planning wins RTPI award

Aurora Planning Ltd has been recognised in the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2021.

Published 4 May 2021

Aberdeen company named among UK’s best small planning firms

The best small planning consultancies from across the UK have been recognised in the list of finalists for the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2021.

Published 19 April 2021

Scottish finalists unveiled for RTPI Awards 2021

Projects, individuals and teams from across Scotland are in the running to win at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2021, it has been announced.

Published 8 April 2021

Aurora planning on continued success following UK award nomination

While many companies are struggling during the pandemic, Aurora Planning is one small business bucking the trend.

Published 24 February 2021

RTPI publishes 'more effective way' to measure impact of planning

An innovative way to better measure and demonstrate the value of planning and how it helps create sustainable and successful places has been published by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Published 6 November 2020

RTPI announces John McNairney as new Fellow

Scottish Government chief planner John McNairney has been elected to Fellowship of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Published 26 October 2020

England: Planners and architects react to ‘disgraceful’ extension of permitted development rights

Plans by the UK Government to extend new ‘rights’ to alter or replace buildings across England without the need for planning permission risk adding to the country’s already prevalent health and societal inequalities, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said.

Published 23 July 2020

RTPI urges governments to make planners central to sustainable post-COVID recovery

Governments across the UK and Ireland must capitalise on the expertise of planners to achieve a sustainable, resilient and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a far-reaching, national campaign launched today by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Published 29 June 2020

RTPI calls for more planning guidance to prevent development delays

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has called on the government to urgently issue planning guidance to prevent unnecessary delays to development and knock-on effects to the economy further down the line.

Published 17 April 2020

Sector welcomes relief for construction’s self-employed

Support measures for those who are self-employed and hit by the coronavirus outbreak have been roundly welcomed by the construction sector, albeit with a degree of caution.

Published 27 March 2020

RTPI staff offered reduced hours on full pay to protect mental health

Staff at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) have been given the option of reducing their working hours by 30% with no financial penalty during the coronavirus lockdown.

Published 26 March 2020

RTPI takes action to make planning more diverse

The president of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has launched a 10-year action plan to make the planning profession more diverse and inclusive.

Published 27 February 2020

Finalists announced for RTPI Planning Awards 2020

A self-build housing development in Glasgow is among the projects to be recognised as the best examples of planning across the UK.

Published 18 February 2020