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What is Planning? Introduction

Planning, or Town and Country Planning to use its full name, is the system we have for managing changes to our environment.

Through planning we can identify what changes we need to make: new homes, places to work, transport and community facilities etc; and where these should be located. These changes are called development.

Planning seeks to ensure that we achieve a balance between our need for new development while conserving what we value about our environment such as green spaces, wildlife, historic buildings and places etc.

Planning can make positive changes to our environment and communities. It can create places such as cities, towns and villages that we treasure; want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy.

Planning is about our future. It aims to balance our current need for development against the needs of our children and future generations. This is called sustainable development.

Our system of planning is an important part of our democracy. It can help deal with the different views between groups over development and provide opportunities for people to have their say about the future of their neighbourhoods, communities and areas.

The RTPI recognises that the planning system can be complicated, particularly for members of the public. The RTPI is committed to providing high quality, accessible advice and information to ensure that everyone can take part effectively in the planning system.

Equally, the planning system is subject to discrimination and corruption against which Legal Aid is not available - except where a persons home is at stake.  Limited free legal advice is available under the Planning Aid scheme.  

Library and Information Service

The RTPI  library is a reference-only collection consisting mainly of post-1990 publications on planning-related topics, including a wide-ranging collection of current UK local plans, and 100 current periodicals.   The online catalogue includes details of library holdings (excluding current legislation), a comprehensive index to journal articles, and details of Institute publications and policy statements since 1914.  The reading room is based on the ground floor of our headquarters building at 41 Botolph Lane, London EC3R 8DL and is open by prior appointment only from 9.00 - 4.00 Monday - Friday.

Internet search facilities are available free-of-charge, and there is a staff-operated photocopying service (subject to copyright restrictions). Copies of Institute policy statements can be supplied free-of-charge (recent items can be downloaded from the website).  The library operates an enquiry service, including the compilation of subject reading lists, and can offer advice on alternative sources of information as required.  Please contact the Librarian if you are planning a visit, or require any further information about library services:

library@rtpi.org.uk  Phone: 020 7929 9452
Fax: 020 7929 9490

You can also search the catalogue of physical library stock.

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