Local authority direct provision of housing
At the end of 2016 the NPF, in partnership with the Royal Town Planning Institute commissioned Professor Janice Morphet and Dr Ben Clifford of the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London to undertake research into the current activity within local authorities in England to directly commission houses. The objectives of the research were:
The project has attracted significant interest and the final report was launched at the meeting of the Forum on 4 December 2017 at ARUP’s offices.
The final report can be downloaded here.
The Future Planner Bursary Scheme
The Royal Town Planning Institute has set up a Future Planner Bursary Scheme to respond to the falling number of students studying for a Master’s degree in planning with a view to encouraging individuals to choose planning as a career and to persuade Governments across the UK of the importance of a well-resourced planning system.
The Forum continues to contribute towards the RTPI Future Planner Bursary Scheme and is a bronze sponsor for the year 2017-18.