The Commission will help shape the party’s planning policy for the next general election, with an emphasis on local plan making. It will ensure ‘place making and local communities are at the heart of Labour’s planning agenda’.
Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Shadow Planning Minister said:
“I am delighted to welcome Victoria Hills MRTPI to the Labour Party Planning Commission. Her expertise both as a planner and as the Chief Executive of the RTPI which represents 25,000 professional planners across the UK, will be invaluable as we begin discussions to help shape Labour’s planning policy. Our aim is to ensure local communities are at the heart of the planning agenda by developing a set of proposals for a new system of local plan making.”
Victoria Hills MRTPI, RTPI Chief Executive said:
“I am delighted to join this important group to help shape Labour’s planning agenda. Our members are at the coal-face of the planning system and – uniquely – I will be able to bring their expertise to the policy-making table.”
The RTPI joins 14 other national organisations on the commission including the British Property Federation, Local Government Association and the National Housing Federation.
The RTPI has ongoing engagement with policy-makers including events, briefings and meetings with Ministers, MPs, MSPs, Peers, and civil servants.