Design quality of new homes across the UK remains 'stubbornly low', finds University of Glasgow-led study

An in-depth study published by a team led by the University of Glasgow has found that the design quality of new homes and neighbourhoods across the UK remains stubbornly low.

Published 8 December 2020

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 27 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

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

Dargavel Village secures prestigious awards double

Stewart Milne Homes’ Dargavel Village development in Renfrewshire has been recognised with both an ‘Excellence in Planning’ award from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Homes for Scotland ‘Large Private Development of the Year’ accolade.

Published 28 May 2019

National recognition for East Lothian Local Development Plan

East Lothian Council’s Local Development Plan (LDP) has been commended at a prestigious planning industry awards ceremony.

Published 30 April 2019

Scottish housing project triumphs at national planning awards

A housing-led regeneration of one of the largest brownfield sites in Scotland is among three Scottish planning projects to have won at the prestigious national awards ceremony of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Published 25 April 2019

Brexit not an obstacle to environmental planning, study suggests

Brexit could offer greater flexibility for environmental planners in the UK, with Scotland potentially poised to benefit most, according to a recent study.

Published 11 February 2019

Planning function 'downgraded' in overwhelming number of Scottish councils

Most local authorities across Scotland have relegated the planning function to lower positions in their corporate structure, according to a new survey by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Published 21 June 2018

University of Glasgow to lead UK-wide housing research centre

The University of Glasgow is to lead a consortium of nine universities and four non-academic professional bodies in a major new research programme examining the UK’s housing system.

Published 11 April 2017

Good planning key to controlling dementia cost, says RTPI

The cost of dementia care will rocket if more is not done to better plan local environments to enable people with dementia to live more independently, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has warned.

Published 1 February 2017

Glasgow project joins ‘exemplary’ shortlist for top UK planning award

The Laurieston Transformational Regeneration Area has been named as one of six housing projects across the UK to compete for the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) prestigious planning awards this year.

Published 9 February 2016

Athletes’ Village homes make RTPI awards shortlist

The Athletes’ Village in Glasgow is one of nine housing projects competing for the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) prestigious planning awards this year.

Published 17 June 2015