Community engagement is key to successful planning. Most communities are not aware of Local Plans, and residents and communities are usually engaged too late in the process to make a difference. Early engagement would be more meaningful, allowing communities to have a say in how planning policies are shaped.
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The RTPI is a professional membership body, a charity and a learned institute. We have a responsibility to promote the needs of spatial planning in the UK, Ireland and internationally. We generally aim to create a policy environment that creates the conditions for planning practice to flourish.